Skatepark a big hit with children

Mixing it with the best ... Alfie Kidman, left, and Dan Spooner get some DJ-ing tips from Justine Carter.
Mixing it with the best ... Alfie Kidman, left, and Dan Spooner get some DJ-ing tips from Justine Carter.

Youngsters were on cloud nine when a mobile skatepark came to Acton Village Hall.

Around 60 children took part in the Be Active fun day, which was organised by Babergh District Council.

As well as the skatepark, children got to try arts and crafts and DJ-ing lessons. There were also football and basketball competitions to enter.

Stephanie Lloyd, community development officer at Babergh District Council, said: “We talked with the youngsters and they were really keen to have a skatepark, so we brought a mobile one down.

“The village hall committee was so helpful and accommodating with the publicity and organisation.”

Following the success of the idea, Be Active sessions will run every Tuesday during the summer holidays from noon to 3pm, beginning on July 26.

The council is also developing plans for a summer youth club for over-14s.

Ms Lloyd added: “We didn’t expect such a great turnout for this one-off event and it bodes really well for summer.”

Anyone who would like to get involved in Be Active should call Ms Lloyd on 01473 829834.