Welcome to the website for the Bourne skatepark project. Here we hope to provide all the information you need to see what’s going on with the idea.
For many reasons Bourne should have a skatepark. For some time now this project has been ticking over. About three years ago it ground to halt since it proved impossible to find a suitable site within Bourne. Then the efforts were revived when land belonging to Bourne United Charities was offered for use at the beginning of 2012. The proposed location is on the Abbey Lawn recreation site on an area of grassland to the east of the main football pitch (see pictures).
Work has been continuing in preparing for the planning application. The online planning application document has been started and basic information has been added.
The most significant activity over the last six months has been to nominate a supplier to design and build the skatepark and set up a user group to develop the design specifically for Bourne. The chosen supplier is Wheelscape. The process to nominate the supplier involved inviting 3 possible suppliers to meet the group and make a presentation about their potential design and capabilities. Each supplier was rated and with agreement at the meeting Wheelscape were chosen.
There has now been a user group set up to help with defining the design to be used for the planning application. When the plan application is submitted this will allow everyone to see what they are getting.
Further work will be required on noise generated as a result of the use of the park and several features can be included to limit the amount of noise.
Details of the use of the site at Abbey lawns have been worked on with Bourne United Charities. A site survey of the ground and the trees at the location is required to confirm that the site is suitable.
Several new members have got involved, maybe you should?
Additional funding will soon be required to maintain the current level of preparation activities and obviously following a successful planning application, full financing of the project with grants and fund raising, will enable the park to be built.
Work is still required to create a Charitable Incorporated Organisation as the projects definition needed to be amended to allow this to be completed.
Publicity for the project has been maintained with several articles in the local press and at local events.
The project is now called Dimension Skatepark. The project committee consists of entirely volunteers, and is a mix of local government officials, interested parents and enthusiastic youngsters. There is always room for more volunteers, so if you would like to add your name to the list please get in touch. We need someone to take notes of meetings, help with publicity and funding.
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