Weston-super-Mare Town Council have released the draft designs for the skate park at Hutton Moor.
With popularity of sports such as skate boarding, BMX bike riding, roller blading and scooter riding, the new designs needed to cater for a range of wheeled sports activities. The Town Council has worked closely with users of the skate park to ensure that the designs, developed by Canvas Spaces, make the most of the space to provide a multi-wheeled facility, that promotes activity and a health lifestyle which the whole family can be part of.
The development of the skate park has been made possible by the award of a £75,000 grant from Sports England to the Town Council, and additional funding has been raised by Weston Skate Park Association. Work is due to start on site on the 3rd February 2017 and should be completed by the summer.
Town Clerk Malcolm Nicholson said ‘The Town Council took over the running of Hutton Moor Skate Park from North Somerset Council in 2004 and it is a very popular facility with young people but has become tired and in need of investment. These designs provide an exciting new multi-wheeled facility that users will enjoy for years to come.’
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Notes to editors
- Weston-super-Mare Town council was established in 2000 and is the ‘parish’ council for the town. We are made up of 31 elected town councillors and are the only democratically elected body that exclusively represents the people of the town. We are the second largest civil parish council in England and Wales (by population).
- The Skate Park at Hutton Moor Leisure Centre was installed by North Somerset Council in 2001 before being taken over in 2004 by Weston-super-Mare Town Council.
- Weston Skate Park Association are users of the skate park that have been involved in the consultation process and are helping to raise funds for the redevelopment.
- Further information is on our website www.wsm-tc.gov.uk