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Work has begun on Wincanton's new skate park!

Wednesday 12 February 2020, 20:21
By Dave Smith

Wincanton's skatepark being demolished in preparation for the new one!

Wincanton's beloved skate park was demolished on Monday 10th February, in preparation for the construction of a brand new one! This is another big step in the on-going programme of improvements to the Cale Park area.

Poole-based Maverick Industries, considered the industry leader in the building of concrete skate park facilities, has been contracted by Wincanton Town Council to replace the ageing steel structure with a modern, concrete facility with an improved design.

The work is expected to the take 10-12 weeks, during which the area will be inaccessible to the public. Upon completion, hopefully sometime in May, Maverick will work with the Town Council to organise a significant launch event to introduce the Town to the fabulous new facility.

The total cost of the new skate park will be £160,000, of which at least £85,750 has been funded by external benefactors. Contributions include £50,000 from the Viridor Environmental Credits Scheme, £20,000 from Sport England, £12,500 from South Somerset District Council, £3000 from Avon and Somerset Police and £250 from the Friends of Wincanton Community Hospital. The remainder will be paid for by Wincanton Town Council with a government works loan, which is a low-interest rate loan repayable over 25 years.

Watch this space for further information about the launch event, as well as other exciting events that will be going on this summer!


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nigelengert
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Skate Park
Reply #1 on : Wed February 26, 2020, 18:27:04
Great work by the Town Council and the other contributors, demonstrating a real concern for the welfare of younger people of the town. Fantastic site, very much in the public eye and with free lighting after dark. Cool!

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