Bridport's brand new skate park has received a £2,000 donation from the Bridport Rotary Club.

2020 Skate and Ride, at Gore Cross Business Park, opened on Saturday August 1. The park project has been led by Rob Ridge and Dominic Brown who launched a successful crowdfunding campaign in January which raised more than £26,000.

The night before the opening, Bridport Rotary Club President, Roger Pollock, presented the pair with a £2,000 cheque to show their support for the project and to commend them for their perseverance throughout the coronavirus pandemic.

A spokesman for the Rotary Club said: "To get this new park up and running has been an extraordinary achievement overcoming enormous problems; finding a site, business banking, planning permission, health and safety training and fundraising.

"It has been achieved by the extreme determination, graft and skill of Rob and a team of volunteers supported by local businesses. Congratulations to them.

"The Rotary Business Partners Donations go to Bridport Youth projects and both the Club and Partners are delighted to support this venture and wish it a successful future."

The park is limited to 10 users at a time and visitors under the age of 16 must have a consent form signed by a parent or guardian to ride.

The skatepark is based at Unit 2A Corbin Way, Gore Cross Trading Estate, Bradpole, DT6 3UX, the second turning on the left.

For more information and to book a visit, go to the 2020 Skate and Ride Facebook page.