Mundesley fair raises funds for skatepark

Fund raisers are getting their skates on with their latest village venture at Mundesley.

A local committee which has already carried out a �30,000 revamp of play equipment is now aiming to provide an �80,000 skate park in the seaside community.

A weekend fete, called the Marvellous Mundesley Village Fair, featured entertainment from belly dancing and family games to slippery hockey and tug of war.

Cloudy weather meant the �2,300 takings on the day were down on the �5,000 raised last year towards the park, as organisers look to find the last �10,000 towards the skatepark target.

The facility will be on an unused piece of land on Gold Park and resulted from years of requests from local youngsters, who currently brought home made ramps down to the car parks, said committee co-chairman Lisa Lillie.

A �50,000 grants and other local fund raising including a casino and Christmas events later in the year should take them to their total - which was also helped by a �12,000 legacy left to the village.

Mrs Lillie said the success was due to a 'fantastic committee and terrific community support.'

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Other attractions at the Saturday fair on Gold Park - after volunteers toiled in early morning pouring rain to set up the arena - were a dance display from the local first school, football skills competition and competitions including face painting, cakes and prince and princess fancy dress.

More information about the project is on the committee's website www.mundesleyyouthandcommunity.co.uk