Nailsea gears up for skate festival

Nailsea gears up for skate festival

SKATERS and bikers will be taking to their boards and bikes to compete in the ninth Nailsea Community Skate Festival on July 9.

The event, which is organised by Holy Trinity and Trendlewood churches and Christian Surfers UK, is extremely popular and draws hundreds of people to Scotch Horn Park, Brockway.

As well as the top class skate competition, there will also be face painting, volleyball, live music and various refreshments, including a barbecue and pancakes.

After the success of last year’s scooter competition, organisers are hoping to run the event again this year.

There will also be categories for children aged 12 and under in both skateboarding and rollerblading events. Great prizes will be on offer and entrance ranges from �1-2.

The contest starts at 2pm with registration at 1pm and runs until 6pm. Last year more than 40 youngsters entered the competition with 400 spectators cheering them on.

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The event is also supported by Nailsea Town Council and Waitrose’s community matters green token scheme.

Anyone interested in applying can email for an application form, or those who have taken part previously will get an entry form via post or email within the next month.

Any businesses interested in sponsoring the community festival should also get in touch with Phil Williams on the email above.