Rallying together in skate park bid

Youngsters are raising money to build a skate park in Chinnor
Youngsters are raising money to build a skate park in Chinnor

A GROUP of schoolchildren from Chinnor are campaigning to have a skate park built in their village.

Kyle Lawrence, 13, his brother Jordan, 11, their cousin Ashley Moakes, 10, and pal Tom Shurety, 13, have approached Chinnor Parish Council after getting fed up of having to travel to surrounding villages which already have skate parks of their own.

Ashley’s mother Tracey Moakes said: “The boys have asked the council for a skate park.

“Until now they have had to travel to Marlow and Thame and sometimes even Milton Keynes.

“There is nowhere for them to ride their scooters in Chinnor.

“The council said they thoroughly liked the idea and were likely to look into it so it sounds as though they are behind us.

“The boys are not asking for it to be simply given to them, and are willing to help with the fundraising.”

In an effort to raise money for the project and to show the council how much they are committed to the idea the four buddies are organising a family disco.

It takes place on December 17 in Chinnor Village Hall and costs £8 for a family ticket of up to five people, individual entry costs £2.

Tickets are not available on the door and children must be accompanied by an adult. Call 07917548517 to book tickets.

The group have further events planned for the future.

Tracey said: “We’re going to keep raising money and then go back to the council and then see what they say.”