Could you help revamp Weston’s skate park?

PUBLISHED: 10:00 15 June 2014

Hutton Moor Skate Park. Photo: David Winship, uploaded to iwitness24

Hutton Moor Skate Park. Photo: David Winship, uploaded to iwitness24

David Winship

A WESTON town councillor who is leading an appeal to revamp Hutton Moor Skate Park is asking for help from the public to save the 10-year-old site.

Hutton Moor Skate Park. Photo: David Winship, uploaded to iwitness24Hutton Moor Skate Park. Photo: David Winship, uploaded to iwitness24

Although the town council, which owns the site, has the money to make general repairs, wear and tear from the past decade means the park may need replacing completely, and a redesign could cost up to £120,000, which it cannot afford.

Earlier this year the Mercury reported the authority’s tourism and leisure committee agreed to form a partnership with private companies and a volunteer group at the skate and BMX park as a way forward to renovate the site – which Cllr Bell would lead.

He said: “I think it’s vital we save the skate park. So many young people enjoy using it and it has proved enormously popular over the past decade.

“We’re looking at costs for repairing and costs for replacing the facility. We’re also looking at the possibility of grant funding to help with the funds.

Mike Bell.Mike Bell.

“I’d like to urge any businesses or individuals who’d like to help with this project to get in touch with me.

“It would be a tragedy if the skate park was lost because of a lack of local effort.”

Town council clerk Malcolm Nicholson revealed to committee members that new ramps could cost up to £15,000.

They would extend the life of the site by up to four years, while a redesign of the whole park could cost between £50-70,000 for a similar wooden facility and between £90-120,000 for a concrete skate park.

If you would like to become involved in the scheme contact Cllr Bell on 01934 420414 or email mike@mikebell.org.uk

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