VIDEO: Youngsters show off their best tricks at skatepark

Youngsters showcased their best tricks on their skateboards, scooters and BMX bikes at the official opening of Pocklington’s new £63,000 skatepark.

Professional skateboarding coaches from skateboard school Active were invited to the event on Saturday (23 May) to give a demonstration and teach children some skateboarding skills.

Official guests, including the mayor Martin Ratcliffe and deputy mayor David Sykes along with crime commissioner Matthew Grove and the Active skateboard team. (pa1521-21b)

Official guests, including the mayor Martin Ratcliffe and deputy mayor David Sykes along with crime commissioner Matthew Grove and the Active skateboard team. (pa1521-21b)

Humberside Police and Crime Commissioner Matthew Grove also attended the event, as did members of Pocklington Town Council and town crier Geoff Sheasby.

The skatepark, on the Queen Elizabeth II Playing Field, West Green, is the brainchild of the town council and Pocklington Play Area Group.

Deputy mayor, councillor David Sykes, who has spearheaded the project, said: “The official opening went very well, everyone seemed to enjoy themselves.

“I think it was very much a community atmosphere, it’s highlighting the community at that age, and giving them an interest away from the streets.”

A number of competitions were held during the event, with youngsters competing for various prizes.

See this week’s Pocklington Post (28 May) for more pictures from this event.