Hundreds of young people joined the Councillor Lesley Boniface, Deputy Town Mayor of Newhaven and Councillor James MacCleary, Deputy Leader of Lewes District Council, to open the new skate park and pump track on Saturday (July 20).

The event in Newhaven included pro-rider demonstrations, training sessions, competitions and music.  

Councillor James MacCleary, Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Prosperity, said:

 “This is one of the first projects to come to fruition under Lewes District Council’s new cooperative alliance.

 “There is already huge interest in both the skate park and pump track which are without doubt stunning additions to the facilities on offer in Newhaven.  Its scale and design is fantastic and will undoubtedly attract enthusiasts from all over the south east.

 “I’m also delighted that we have installed a water fountain to encourage people away from the single-use plastic bottles that cause so much harm to our environment.”​

Funded by Newhaven Town Council and Section 106 and Community Infrastructure Levy monies from Lewes District Council the new facility also has a water fountain installed to reduce the use of single-use plastic bottles.

Councillor Lesley Boniface, Deputy Town Mayor of Newhaven, said:

“This is a fantastic new facility for young people in Newhaven. 

“The pump track and skate park are superbly designed and built, and will be considered amongst the best venues of its type in the south east.”

 Further information on the project can be found at