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Award for Yarmouth skate park team

PUBLISHED: 09:48 27 October 2009 | UPDATED: 15:25 03 July 2010

A group of Great Yarmouth teenagers who successfully campaigned for their own skate park in Great Yarmouth has been nominated for the first May Gurney Young People of the Year Award.

A group of Great Yarmouth teenagers who successfully campaigned for their own skate park in Great Yarmouth has been nominated for the first May Gurney Young People of the Year Award.

The members of Revolution Skate Squad could scoop £1,000 if they win the award for their efforts in getting their £160,000 skate park. It opened in July at the St Nicholas Recreation Ground.

For the project young skateboarders drew up plans, interviewed potential contractors, secured public and voluntary sector funding and even met the Home Office minister Vernon Coaker as he visited the town.

The skaters were nominated for the award, which covers Norfolk and Suffolk, by Holly Notcutt Yarmouth Borough Council neighbourhood manager.

She said: “I am really proud of these youngsters. Their efforts were inspirational and a highlight of my community work.

“Not only have they worked tirelessly to make this project happen but they demonstrated to other young people in the area that they can really achieve things if they put their mind to it.”

Nominations for the May Gurney Young People Of the Year Award for Suffolk and Norfolk close on Saturday.

Entrants must be aged 10-25. To make a nomination visit www.yopey.org

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