Town prepares for Nailsea Community Skatepark Festival

PUBLISHED: 08:00 08 June 2018 | UPDATED: 09:55 12 June 2018

Competitors taking part in last year's event.

Competitors taking part in last year's event.

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Skateboarding and scooter fans are gearing up to compete in the 16th Nailsea Community Skatepark Festival on Saturday.

A wealth of entertainment will also be on offer in Millennium Park from 1-5pm, including a football cage, numerous stalls, face painting, a bouncy castle and plenty of food and drink.

Avon and Somerset police officers will also launch the Nailsea reward scheme at the festival which encourages young people to earn stamps when they have completed a job to benefit the community.

Competitors are set to take to the slopes at 1.30pm battle it out on their skateboards, scooters and BMX bikes.

Phil Williams, who organises the event, said: “Great progress has already been made with plans for the day, and as well as the action on the recently rebuilt skatepark, which will include skateboard, scooter and BMX competitions, there will be numerous stalls and activities to participate in, including face painting and a bouncy castle, and of course, lots to eat and drink.

“We are also really excited to be welcoming the Avon and Somerset police who will be bringing the multi-agency bus, otherwise known as Mavis, and the football cage, which is always a big attraction.”

The community showcase is not running alongside the skatepark festival this year, but organisers are still keen to highlight the activities which take place in the town and a number of groups will perform on the day.

Organisers are hugely grateful to community groups, businesses and individuals who donate their time and money to make the event possible.

Phil added: “Huge thanks for all those volunteers organising this year’s event, particularly those from Holy Trinity and Trendlewood church, Nailsea Town Council, Nailsea Community Trust, Christians Together in Nailsea, Christian Surfers UK, and all the individual volunteers giving up their time.”

Competitors can register for the event from noon and the competition will start at 1.30pm.

Groups interested in running a stall can contact Sarah at nailseaskatefest@gmail.com, or to find out about sponsorship email Phil at Phil Williams phil@christiansurfers.co.uk. Entry fees range from £2-3.50 and forms are available from nailseaskatefest@gmail.com


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