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Monday, November 8, 2010

Ponteland Skate Park


The Community Partnership recently submitted a bid to ITV's Peoples Millions Big Lottery Fund for a grant towards creating a skate park on the unused piece of land adjacent to the present children's play park on Callerton lane.  This would be THE facility that the youth of Ponteland have wanted for many years, and fund raising has been supported by SENRAC, the Community Chest, Ponteland Town Council and one of our County Councillors.

The Peoples Millions is a head to head competition of community projects that is televised and then the outcome is decided by telephone votes from viewers and supporters on the day of the programme.

Our entry will be broadcast during ITV's Regional News between 6.00 p.m. and 6.30 p.m. on Thursday 25th November 2010.  Voting takes place from 9.00 a.m. until midnight on that day on a number that will be available early in the day in The Daily Mirror, on the Peoples Millions website,  and later during the programme itself.  Also the number will be widely circulated on this website and displayed around the village.

To ensure that our project succeeds we need as many votes as possible.  There is a maximum allowance of 10 calls from any one telephone number.  To achieve success we need support from everyone for the young people, including from the local schools, who have been wanting and waiting for this project for so long.