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Town's Skate Park To Get Official Opening

Wednesday June 18 2014

Hoyle Mill skate park Hoyle Mill skate park

THE town's new skate park will have its official opening on Saturday.

Professional group Team Extreme, which is made up of skaters and BMX riders, will use the Hoyle Mill park's facilities to show off their talents to the next generation.

One of the performers will be Barnsley’s very own Jenna Dowling, an inline skater who is a 10-time British champion.

Mayor of Barnsley Coun Tim Shepherd will officially open the park before Team Extreme's performance at 11.45am.

The park has been funded by £100,000 Section 106 housing development money.

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Reply Posted by Craig Bedford on Wednesday June 18 2014 at 15:14
Housing money?? Spend it on making the elderly more secure in their HOUSE, not pointless skateparks which will be vandalised by the youth of today who have no respect for anyone or anything. Even worse is if there's anything made out of metal some scumbags will cut it off and take it away like they have with the kids play area (which has NOT been replaced)

Reply Posted by Ex skater on Wednesday June 18 2014 at 15:26
It's about time barnsley got a good quality concrete park that will not just be a thrown together in five minutes ikea job... There are a lot of talented skaters, bmx and inline riders out there who need a place like this to flourish it's about time in my opinion

Reply Posted by toni on Wednesday June 18 2014 at 15:37
It's all good but theyl always be people hurting them self's some very skilled people

Reply Posted by x on Wednesday June 18 2014 at 15:45
can i suggest craig bedford that you go to this skate park and see for yourself the number of kids using the park,kids that would otherwise be hanging around the streets

Reply Posted by Red Optimist on Wednesday June 18 2014 at 17:14
Until recently I would visit Dearne Valley park for a walk and leave the car in the car park. Following the building of this eye-sore I no longer feel it safe to leave the car there. Barnsley council have ruined my enjoyment of the area.

Reply Posted by blue optimist on Thursday June 19 2014 at 20:59
plenty more places to go for a walk, sadly only 1 skate park for kids to enjoy. move on and get over it, your problem is you don't like to see kids having fun..

Reply Posted by rainbow on Wednesday June 18 2014 at 19:16
Why go to Hoyle Mill there's no one to show off to down there while there's always plenty of people around the current skateboard parks in front of the town hall and bus station.???

Reply Posted by zoey boast on Wednesday June 18 2014 at 20:42
We go down there alot with dogs and it is allways full of kids using it in my opinion its brill we complain all the time that theres nothing for kids to do especially teenagers if this gives them the insentive to do something other than hang around on streets with nothing to occupy them then am all for it maybe they could set up clubs so they can compete with other parks ??

Reply Posted by stan on Wednesday June 18 2014 at 21:04
I go down all the time with my dog, there is always plenty of people using it (young and older) give them a break for gods sake

Reply Posted by stan on Wednesday June 18 2014 at 21:07
Red get a grip not all people under 20 are car thief's( im 41 before you ask)

Reply Posted by Red Optimist on Wednesday June 18 2014 at 22:19
True, but it only takes one of them to inflict damage, or, as you say, to be a thief.

Reply Posted by Ray on Thursday June 19 2014 at 13:34
you could say that about parking your care anywhere then. Staisitcally it's people in their 20s that are more likely to steal cars and usually that comes with a drug problem. I don't think the kids using the park for skateboarding will be of that persuasion, I think you got pessimist and optimist mixed up there

Reply Posted by Fred on Wednesday June 18 2014 at 22:00

Firstly get your facts right, my 2 year old was sliding down the very slide you state has not been replaced not 2 hours ago !!!

Secondly, why do you think kids get a bad rap, we need to invest in things for them to do, give them good physical activeties and 99.9% of them will respond positively, and not get in to trouble. It's negative attitudes like yours which drags this town down. Positivity is what required.

Reply Posted by yes yes on Thursday June 19 2014 at 03:17
How long till they class it as an health and saftey hazard and tear it darn? But otherwise bart time council started doing things for the young generation and who cares if it gets graffiti or owt on better then graffitiing on streets

Reply Posted by Rachel Bradshaw on Thursday June 19 2014 at 14:44
This has been amazing for the kids of all ages snd i have even seen 30+ year olds enjoying it. I walk my dogs there and my children play on it and the older ones have been teaching them.