Christmas skating rink set to open on December 17th
Events Social Team (BEST) has announced the return of a skating
rink in the town this Christmas.
rink at the Lynton Road car park will open on December 17th alongside
a family fun fair, Father Christmas, mulled wine, and hot chestnuts.
synthetic skating rink is returning after more than 2,000 people
used the rink last year and BEST members decided to fundraise and
purchase a rink for use for many years to come.
Jones, Chairman of BEST, said this week: "2016 has been a great
year for us, we have held a number of very successful events, including
Somerset Day, the August Bank Holiday fete, The Blitz at the Ritz
and many other smaller fundraising events."
have been very well supported and we have been gaining members and
BEST friends throughout the year. We now have the opportunity
to build on our success, and make the rink bigger and better year
would like to take this opportunity to thank my team for all their
hard work and support; it has been a very enjoyable year."
held a meeting earlier this year when it decided on the purchase,
agreeing that buying a rink would be more cost effective than hiring
one each year.
and Highbridge Town Council gave BEST initial start-up funding for
the project last year and since then the team has gained volunteers
who fundraise year-round to fund the ice rink without council funding.
The skating rink last year and, above, BEST's Kathy Jones and Peter