Original members of the Ramsgate Skatepark Project, set up in 2012 with the aim of creating better facilities at the Warre Rec site, have held an impromptu music, skate and barbecue session to encourage youngsters to use the area.
Members of the group brought their children along for the event which also included some clearing of the site and a new burst of colour from graffiti artists for the bowl and on temporary boards.
Some 50 people turned out for the event last weekend.
Current members of the group have previously cleared the basketball court and installed new backboards.
An application was made for £550 from Kent County Council to help with the improvement project. There are also plans to resurface the skate park but this has been held up by a delay in information needed from Thanet council.
It’s hoped that permanent graffiti boards can now be put in place.
Maxine Morgan, from the skatepark project, said: “What was really nice was an original member was there with his partner, child, and a few grey hairs. He was one of the older members of the original skatepark, He used those old ramps daily with a good group of guys and still misses them.
“They paid for everything out of their own money and even cut back overgrown bushes and trees growing through the fencing.”
Well done. A vibrant splash of colour and community activity. This site really should have been finished off properly. It’s sad that didn’t happen.
This is amazeing! Week in week out we hear about graffiti in a bad manor. I went down and met some of the lads doing this and was surprised how respectful they were. Was so impressed
great idea! allowing GARF aka gareth weller part of the notorious DBB crew to do his graffiti here other than peoples houses and property!
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Congratulations and a big thanks to Garth and his friends hosting a tremendous community fun filled day in Ramsgate. I wasn’t able to attend myself, but received positive feedback from various people whom I am in contact with. All involved have shown good will and community spirit is still alive amongst us. Credits due.