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Oakley Liddell, photo by Mark Richards, courtesy of artist

Oakley Liddell, photo by Mark Richards, courtesy of artist

Boyley Skate Park Skate-A-Thon consultation

The weekend of 15-16 February will see exciting action to raise funds for Boyley Skate Park. The redesigned facility at White Rock opened in 2010, dedicated to the memory of local BMX rider, Richard Ball, known as ‘Boyley’, who died in a road accident in 2002. HOT volunteer Richard Hull reports on Phase Two of the park.

Every time I walk past the skate park it’s busy and I feel pleased; skating and BMX riding are not only great fun to watch, they’re great for the participants. The Boyley Trust Fund deserve much credit for assisting in its development. The Fund provided £15,000 to the first phase of the park, with £100,000 from HBC and £50,000 from the then government’s Play Pathfinder scheme. The Fund have continued their involvement and helped in the development of specifications for Phase Two – and the resulting plans have now gone out to the public for consultation.

Freestyle Design for Hastings Skate park extension

Freestyle Design for Hastings Skate park extension

The two design proposals will be on view at the Twenty-Four Down BMX and Skate-A-Thon event to be hosted by the well-known local BMX company, ‘4Down’ on Friday 15 and Saturday 16 February, at the company’s own private indoor skate park.

Cllr Emily Westley, HBC lead member for leisure said about the development of Phase Two of the park:

“With the help of many local partners, including Safer Hastings Partnership, Boyley Trust, Veolia, local Police and BMX companies, we now have £60,000 in the pot with the aim of completing the new extension in time for summer 2013.

“Two companies, Wheelscape and Freestyle, have submitted design proposals for the extension and we’re now asking for you to send us your opinion about which design you prefer. Your comments will help inform the final decision about which design is selected.”

Wheelscape Design for Hastings Skate Park extension

Wheelscape Design for Hastings Skate Park extension

The designs will be on show at Hastings Information Centre in the Town Hall, Hastings during half term week, or you can view the designs at www.hastings.gov.uk/consultations and send your comments to:

kduly@hastings.gov.uk

But hurry, the consultation closes on Sunday 24 February.

For details of the Twenty-Four Down Skate-A-Thon see the Hastings Skate Park Direct Action Group’s Facebook page

http://www.facebook.com/hastingsskatepark or the Four Down page at

http://www.4downdistribution.com/v3/twenty-four-down/

 

 

Posted 22:43 Wednesday, Feb 13, 2013 In: Sport

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