Another report from one of last year’s Let’s Colour Projects carried out for the Dulux Ride Across Britain:
On Friday 14th June, the Dulux riders cycled through St George West to present a plaque to commemorate the occasion and celebrated with local volunteers and wheel users on their colourful transformation achievement. The rejuvenation also marked 10 years of the skate park, bringing together different generation of users, some of whom are now parents to much younger children on wheels.
Over 100 litres have been dedicated to transforming St George’s Skate Park into a vibrant community space for the local residents to feel proud of.
Sourced by Groundwork UK, the colourful transformation was designed by professional street artists, who created a mix of mural street art styles intertwined with bright, bold block colours. Eight local volunteers led by Caylee Smith also picked up a paintbrush to bring the worn ramps to life with colourful stencilled designs. The shelter to the skate park was also given a lasting lick of paint with images reflecting its Victorian heritage in rustic colours.
St George’s Park is used daily by local children and young people for recreational activities including skateboarding, BMX cycles, scooters and rollerblading, and hosts an annual Skate Jam, which brings users together of all ages in a display and competition for wheel sports.
The team of over 100 Let’s Colour riders, made up of Dulux employees and customers, cycled 960 miles over nine days starting in John O’Groats on 8th June before completing their momentous cycle challenge at Land’s End on 16th June to raise up to £250,000 for The Outward Bound Trust charity.
St George’s Skate Park was chosen by the Let’s Colour Project noting the positive impact it would have on the daily lives of 3,000 people in the surrounding area. Dulux Decorator Centre in Bristol donated over 100 litres required to complete the colourful transformation.