Site surveyed for skate park
A plot of land in Sheerness has
been inspected to see if it is a suitable location for a skate park
for young people.
The Sheerness Enhancement Association for Leisure (SEAL) first
planned to revamp the Beachfields area of the town and improve
existing facilities for skaters in March 2011.
The vision could be closer to reality as a topographic study was
carried out on the site on Tuesday last week by Sitech Surveying
Further work was due to take place at the site, off
Bridge Road, Sheerness, at the end of last week, by the Alan
Baxter Partnership, which is carrying out a geotechnical
SEAL treasurer Chris Foulds said the work had been approved by
Graham Tuff, greenspaces officer at Swale council.
The research will seek to highlight any issues and will help the
group decide on a final design.
He said: “I think it is important that we get a price first. We
have an idea of around £180,000 for the design.
“We are pushing to get the youngsters to do as much fundraising
as they can and I’m also very keen to give a presentation at the
next LEF [Local Engagement Forum] meeting with the kids.”
Mr Foulds added that SEAL, which includes Sheerness businessmen
Brian Spoor and Bernie Watson, would be seeking funding for the
park from charitable grants.
Designs were submitted by competing skate park companies in
October while group members have been working on their own with the
help of young Islanders.
It is hoped the park will open this summer.
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