In 2019 Skaterham celebrated its 20th year with monthly events to mark the occasion. The group has grown from strength to strength and now boasts 30,000+ members and operates 7 days a week and is so much more than being a skatepark. There are many other activities that the young people have been involved in over the past years. These have included Duke of Edinburgh skills, school work experience, workshops for ramp building, art, dj-ing and performing arts, outings, residential trips and special in-house events. Our aim is to provide a fully inclusive facility for the young people of Caterham and surrounding areas.
This award was to repair the outdoor ramps so that young people can have more variety and keep visiting us throughout the warmer months. These ramps take a pounding from the elements and constantly need repair but they are very popular. Feedback from local partners has proved that opening the skatepark and youth facility more often has a direct impact on petty crime and the fear of crime.
“It’s amazing what an ex-military chapel can become – a skate park enjoyed by 2,000 young people a year and a place to meet and enjoy an adrenaline rush”, said the High Sheriff.
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