April 13, 2015
A small group who are trying to build a new skatepark in Bourne have called for experts to help them to achieve their goals.
The team includes a number of local skaters, members of Bourne Town Council and the police, who have all been working together to make the Dimenson Skatepark a reality. They have already successfully managed to secure a site thanks to the support of local charities- The new skatepark will be built on the Abbey Lawns and Wheelscape have been called in to complete the design.
However, the group are now looking for volunteers with other expertise to join the project. Bourne town clerk, Nelly Jacobs told the Stamford Mercury “Plans for a skatepark in the past have always been thwarted by the lack of a site this is an opportunity to provide a fantastic facility for the young people of Bourne. Progress has been slow because of the small number of volunteers working on the project.”
The group have already have collected ideas from the community in Bourne (over 80% of young people said they were in favour of a new skatepark) and secured pre-planning advice from South Kesteven District Council, which is half the battle. The next stage in the process will include gathering the opinions from neighbouring residents and securing planning permission.
Finally, the group need to raise £150,000 to be able to open a skatepark in the summer.