Ground broken on new skate park site

Mayor Cllr Roger Avenin, breaks the ground of the new skate park development with fellow councillors, active young residents and council officers.

Construction work has finally begun on a new skate park for Bradley Stoke, at a new location within the grounds of Bradley Stoke Leisure Centre.

Councillors, council officers and local young people recently met on-site to mark the occasion.

Town Mayor Cllr Roger Avenin commented:

“I am pleased to have officially started the construction of the new skate park development for Bradley Stoke. The former park has proven itself to be a significant asset to the town over the years. However, the current park has now met the end of its useable life and needs to be replaced.”

“Building on the success of the existing park, we have taken the opportunity to reach out to the community to understand how best to replace and rejuvenate the park. The new skate park will be a modern state-of-the-art amenity which will serve the community for many years to come.”

Photo: Cllr Roger Avenin (centre, with spade) breaks the ground of the new skate park development.

Source: Press release from Bradley Stoke Town Council.

Visualisation of the proposed new skate park at Bradley Stoke Leisure Centre.

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POSTSCRIPT (8th Jan): From the Bradley Stoke Community School (BSCS) newsletter

As you will be aware work has started on the new skate park at Bradley Stoke Leisure Centre. Graham
Baker of Bradley Stoke Town Council is overseeing the skate park development and advises:

“The building of the new Skate Park for Bradley Stoke is now progressing well. Many former and current BSCS students have worked closely with Bradley Stoke Town Council and been involved, to different degrees, in all aspects of the new park, including, fund raising, choosing the specialist contractor (Wheelscape), research and consultation on design and promoting the new park to other young people and the wider public.”

“It is also planned that young people will be actively involved in the running of the park and the organisation of events. It is hoped, weather permitting, that the park will be finished by the end of March 2016.”

Can we please remind parents that, as parking will now be severely restricted within the leisure centre, only users of the leisure centre should be using the car park.

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