Eastbourne’s newest skating experience held a tea party to celebrate funding given by Central & Archery Area Panel.
The panel donated nearly £4,600 towards a refreshment bar in Skateworld, set up by local couple Colin Dowding and Jo Shave.
Skateworld is a warehouse in Maple Close on the former Jones Bootmaker site. Central & Archery Area Panel is run by Eastbourne Homes residents who have a pot of money to spend on projects in their local area.
Colin Dowding said, “We’re very grateful to the panel as they have been kind enough to donate a significant amount of money to help with our refreshment bar. We were pleased to welcome panel members for a tea party, which was enjoyed by everyone. We wanted to create somewhere for people to socialise as some teenagers just sit at home on the computer and don’t get out enough. We’ve had good feedback from parents and the young people have been very respectful and appreciate what’s on offer.”
Skateworld offers various skate sessions throughout the week including a family roller disco on Saturdays 12-5pm for skaters aged two to 82, plus a regular roller disco on Fridays 6-10pm and Sundays 3pm-7pm. There are after school and adult only sessions.