The Build Is Underway!!!
After over five years hard work fundraising and campaigning for this skatepark, the build is finally underway!!
The hurdles along the way have been many and varied and we could not have got to this point without the continued support of the whole of the community: residents, local businesses, local fundraising groups, grant awarding bodies, the local press, the Town Council etc etc. So thank you all.
Keep an eye on our Facebook page for regular updates on the progress of the build.
Up until five and a bit years ago Stamford used to have some very nice wooden ramps down on the Rec', but these were so well used that they became worn out.
Unfortunately the very small group of volunteers that used to look after the ramps didn't have the money to continue maintaining them so the District Council had little choice but to knock them down (due to the safety concerns over the detiorated condition of the ramps). Even more unfortunately though, the council didn't replace them...
So a bunch of us figured that we could either sit there and revert to the old, stereotyped view that '"his Grantham-based council doesn't care about little old Stamford" OR we could get off our collective backsides and do something about getting a new skatepark built.
Now, we soon found out that these things don't happen overnight. Far from it in fact. Pretty much immediately we came across a whole bunch of hurdles in our way.
I'm not going to bore you with the detail of what we've been up to over the past couple of years (to be honest, I'll be amazed if any of you are still reading by this point...) but hopefully the various pages on this little website will give you a better idea of what we're all about and what we're trying to achieve. Like I said at the top, there's also more info on our Facebook page
So, make yourself a brew, crank up some sounds on itunes, take your time and have a good look around the site:
See some of the potential designs for the skatepark on the 'Gallery' page
Let us know your thoughts on the 'Forum' page:
See what's going on on the 'News' page
Website updated 19th Oct 2013
Mobile: Marc on 07739 040 248
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1. Set up CIC (Community Interest Company) giving the committee official - DONE
2. Gain permission to build from landowner - DONE. After a long, long wait we now have permission to build on the Rec from the landowners, Stamford Town Council.
3. Begin fundraising through local businesses, grants, charitable trusts and local events - DONE
4. Site survey - DONE
5. Invite specialist companies to design skatepark, with input from local users - DONE
6. Arrange open meetings with all interested parties to choose the best and most cost effective design - UNDERWAY & ONGOING. We have now held several meetings with the general public, local residents & skaters/bladers/BMXers
7. Sign contract with the winning company
8. Build the skatepark!
8. Ride the skatepark!!
8. Love the skatepark!!!