Locals put Pocklington Skatepark to the test

Published by Alex Jordan
February 28, 2015

Local skaters and BMXers have been putting the brand new Pocklington Skatepark to the test.

The newly opened skatepark in Pocklington is the town’s first, and cost £63,000 which was funded by Waste Recycling Environmental Limited (WREN), and Humberside and Humberside Police and Crime Commissioner Matthew Grove’s Crime Reduction Fund. The rest of the money is reported to have come from housing development fees.

The park is located on the Queen Elizabeth II Playing Field, West Green and features several ramps and a grind rail, measuring 80 x 10 metres and was built by Bendcrete, who specialise in concrete skateparks.

Pocklington town councillor David Sykes told the Pocklington post, “The skatepark is excellent, when I’ve been up to it it’s heaving. There’s boys of all ages. It is very popular.”