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Skate park left in ruin

Bar Hill skate park partly demolished by mistake Photo: ITV News Anglia

Campaigners trying to save a Cambridgeshire skate park say they have been left devastated after it was demolished by mistake.

The Bar Hill skate park near Cambridge has been well used for 12-years, but in November last year the Parish Council approved its demolition because of safety fears.

Bar Hill skate park left in ruin Credit: ITV News Anglia

After a campaign by local people to save the park, which included petitions, a Facebook campaign, letters to the Parish Council and even an independent film was made, the decision was reversed just before Christmas.

The Parish Council agreed to remove the damaged panels and leave the rest of the park, to allow plans to be made for a new skate park in the future.

But then days later, the park was demolished, leaving campaigners upset. Campaigner Ryd Cook said people in the village are devastated. Click below to watch a short interview clip.

The Parish Council has said, that the demolition is extremely unfortunate and that they too are upset about the damage.

Ryd Cooke from the campaign group said they are now looking at whether they can repair the damage done to the skate park to get it open again. He says they want to work with the council to find a solution, but fear it will take up to 2-years before a brand new one could be built.

Bar Hill skate park is no longer usable Credit: ITV News Anglia