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Get your skates on to give your views on new skate park

News release 8529, published on 13 Aug 2019
Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council is starting an exciting project to replace the popular skate park at War Memorial Park and provide better facilities for BMX bike riders and fans of parkour and free-running – and wants to hear residents’ views on what should be included.

The project will provide better facilities in the park, behind Totally Tennis, for skaters, BMX bike riders and fans of parkour and free-running.

The current skate park and BMX track was opened in May 2009 with a Big Lottery grant. It has been well-used by local people and is now showing signs of age.

The council wants to find out what users would like to see in the proposed new skate park and what form these facilities should take.

An online survey to shape the project is available at  until Sunday 15 September.

In addition, a drop-in event will be held on Thursday 15 August 2019 from 4.30pm to 7pm, at Totally Tennis Centre in the War Memorial Park, where anybody who is interested in the project can find out more and give their opinion.

Cabinet Member for Planning, Infrastructure and Natural Environment Cllr Mark Ruffell said: “This is a well used community facility in one of our prestigious Green Flag parks, therefore it is only right that we involve as many people as possible in shaping how it could look in the future.

“We’d love to hear your views on how we can upgrade and expand the skate park area to benefit even more people.”

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