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Woods Estate Agents, Bradley Stoke, Bristol

Young people get involved with festival

Posted on Thursday 3rd August 2017 at 8:44 pm by SH (Editor)

Prizewinners in the scooter 12 years & under category.

By Graham Baker, town council youth development worker

This year’s Bradley Stoke Community Festival saw the return of two days of action-packed activity, organised by local young people and volunteers with the support of the town council’s youth worker.

On Saturday, the queues soon built up as children and young people awaited their turn to create their own bespoke piece of street art, on a small board, with the assistance of a professional street artist and our youth worker. Most chose to write their name in graffiti style and then elaborate on their design. Over 50 children and young people then proudly took home their original ‘Banksy’ for display in the family home. Many of the parents said it was great to have the chance to do something a little different and welcomed the idea of further youth art projects.

Also, the skate park half-pipe returned to the main festival site and hosted impressive pro rider demonstrations that particularly caught the eye of spectators unfamiliar with the skills of the skate park. Between the demos, local riders of all ages and disciplines populated the ramps in ‘have a go’ sessions.

On the Sunday, the skate ramp was relocated to our new skate park (to provide additional capacity) and 60 competitors gathered to demonstrate their skills in front of an audience that peaked at over 250. In addition, there were also more pro rider demonstrations and a very popular circus skills workshop.

We held competitions in three categories: scooter, BMX and skateboard; and three age ranges, with competitors ranging from eight to 30 years old. Much fun was had by all and we are hoping to hold two further competitions later this year.

Above: Prizewinners in the scooter 12 years & under category (l-r) – Ollie Thomas (12) 1st; Ethan Large (11) 3rd; Fin Harris (11) 2nd

Photos of prizewinners in all categories »

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This year’s festival skate park competition to be “bigger and better”

Posted on Thursday 4th June 2015 at 9:21 pm by SH (Editor)

Bradley Stoke Community Festival skate park competition 2014.

Local young people are organising another two days of skate park events during the Community Festival, writes Graham Baker, Bradley Stoke Town Council’s Youth Development & Participation Worker.

After the success of last year’s two days of skate park activity, local young people have again been involved in actively planning and organising another two days of skate park related events during this year’s Community Festival weekend on the 6th & 7th June.

Since the last festival, a core group of young people have been continuously involved in all aspects of making the idea of a new skate park for Bradley Stoke a reality. This has included planning, design, fundraising, establishing key requirements, meeting with potential contractors and working alongside local councillors and officers in the detailed evaluation of tender submissions. It is now hoped that the new park will be built before Christmas.

Festival Saturday

On Saturday 6th June, the main festival site on Jubilee Green will host a five-foot half pipe with a seven-foot extension (an upgrade on last year), provided by King Ramps. We will also be holding a Street Art demo during the afternoon with the possibility of some tutored participation. There will also be the chance to see and discuss the designs and plans for the new skate park.

Sunday competition

On Sunday 7th June, the half pipe will move to the existing skate park site, at the leisure centre, to create additional capacity and space for an all day competition for scooter, BMX, skateboard and inline skate disciplines.

The Sunday competition will run between 11am and 5.30pm with registration between 9.30am and 10.30am (please try and get entry forms in before the day as it will greatly help with planning).

General information, including event poster/flyer, competition entry and consent forms and the planned running order of the day can be found on the Bradley Stoke Town Council website www.bradleystoke.gov.uk and on the young people’s Facebook page (‘Bradley Stoke Skatepark‘).

More: Separate competitions for different age groups »

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Community Festival skate event organised by local young people

Posted on Thursday 5th June 2014 at 8:43 pm by SH (Editor)

A competition in progress at Bradley Stoke Skate Park.

Young people from the Bradley Stoke area are actively planning and organising a two day skate event during the upcoming Community Festival weekend of Saturday 7th & Sunday 8th June.

On the Saturday there will be a 5 foot high half pipe on the main festival site at Jubilee Green and on the Sunday the half pipe will move to the existing Skate Park site at the Leisure Centre to create additional space for an all day competition for Scooter, BMX, Skateboard and Inline skate disciplines.

Young people have set up a ‘Bradley Stoke Skate Park’ Facebook page to promote the two day event and provide competition details. The page will also soon have regular updates and consultation on the development of the proposed new spray concrete Skate Park at the Leisure Centre.

The Sunday competition will run between 11am and 5pm with registration between 9.30am and 10.30am (please try and get entry forms in before the day as it will greatly help with planning).

Information on entry, entry and consent forms and the planned running order of the day will all be on the Facebook page (the order of the day may change with numbers).

There will be separate competitions for Under 13 and 13 to 17 for both Scooter riders and BMXers. In addition, there will be an over 18 (and pro riders) BMX knock out Jam and an “all in” Skateboard and Inline competition.

More: £2 competition entry fee; helmets must be worn »

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