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Officers are on the ropes for centre stage showdown at Fairfield's skate park fund-raiser

Posted on 25th July 2013

Police from Fairfield Safer Neighbourhood Team will be going head-to-head with firefighters in a tug of war in aid of a community skate park project.

The team is hosting a stand at the upcoming Fairfield family fun day and will be chatting to visitors on the day about local policing priorities, crime prevention advice and campaigns they are involved in.

Officers will also be taking rope in hand for a tug of war against Buxton firefighters during the event, which is in aid of the Fairfield skate park rebuilding project.

The new skate park will be located close to the outdated existing one off Bench Road and is aimed at reducing anti-social behaviour by giving local youngsters a place to hang out.

PC Steve Blore, from Fairfield Safer Neighbourhood Team, said: “The Safer Neighbourhood team has been a supporter of this project since it was first started.

“The benefits of having a proper skate park, with up-to-date and safe amenities for youngsters, will be great and should have a positive impact on the rest of the community.

“These events are also a great way for us to engage with the community and chat with people about local issues and crime prevention.

“I’m not so sure about our chances on the tug of war but the event will be great.”

The skate park project is led by members of the public, who aim to raise the £100,000 needed through fund-raising events such as the upcoming fun day.

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