Wind and rain couldn't keep Thame's skaters from testing out the new skatepark that officially opened on Saturday 14 November. Despite the terrible weather, skaters and BMXers turned out to test the new ramps, bowls and rails that form part of the £250,000 redevelopment project.
The Town Mayor, Cllr Nichola Dixon, was joined by members of the Skate Park Working Group to cut the ribbon and let Thame youth loose on the ramps. In a welcome speech, she expressed thanks to all those who had worked hard to fundraise for the project and after some gentle persuasion, took to the ramps herself on what is expected to be her first and only taster of the facility!
Following on from the excellent turnout at the opening ceremony, the skatepark has been brimming with users throughout the weekend, demonstrating just how much the facility is cherished among the young (and not so young) of Thame and the surrounding areas.