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Wheels in motion for a new and improved skate park at West End park in March



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Residents are being asked to have their say on exciting plans to build a new and improved skate park in March.

West End skate park is set for a revamp. (5044589)
West End skate park is set for a revamp. (5044589)

Fenland District Council is in the early stages of planning a new skate park to replace the ageing one in West End Park, and has launched a community survey to find out what features young people would like the new park to have.

The council has already set aside £90,000 for the project from its capital fund, and will use feedback from the survey to help develop a funding bid to the Amey Community Fund for a further £40,000.

If the bid is successful, building work could commence as early as Spring 2019, ready for completion in the summer. If unsuccessful, other funding sources will be explored.

West End park in March which is home to the town's skate park. (5044587)
West End park in March which is home to the town's skate park. (5044587)

The online survey, which runs until mid-November, also asks people if they would like to set up a new Friends of the Park group to help support the skate park development, as well as wider park initiatives.

Councillor Peter Murphy, portfolio holder for the environment, said a steering group has been set up but added: "Now we’d like to hear from the community – particularly young people who use the existing West End Park skate park – to help shape what a new skate park should look like. It’s important as many people as possible take part in the survey to give us the best chance when applying for funding.”

 To take part in the survey, visit: www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r westendparkskatepark



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