Swanley skatepark reaches £250k target days before community event

On Saturday 11th June Swanley Town Council hosted ‘Swanley Skate Jam’ in partnership with Sevenoaks District Council.

The event was funded by Kent County Council as part of their young people services project.

Throughout the day there was plenty to see with various stalls, DJ, raffle, free skateboarding coaching, performances and more.

Just two days before the event they also received the wonderful news that they had reached the £250,000 goal to rebuild the Skate Park.

JD O’Brien from Concrete Wave who initiated the fundraising project in partnership with Swanley Town Council presented a cheque to the local users at the event.

Mayor of Swanley Cllr Lesley Dyball said: “What a fantastic event this was! My thanks to everyone involved. It was great to see so many youngsters (and not so young!) enjoying themselves. I do not think I’ve ever seen the Skate Park being so well used.

“Of course, the news just a couple of days before this event that our fundraising had reached £250,000 to rebuild our skatepark, really made the day as the plans for the rebuild come a step closer”