Wellington’s skate park was officially reopened this week by Wellington Mayor Gloria Copley, assisted by TDBC Mayor Libby Lisgo. Local youngsters were heavily involved in designing the new extended facilities.
Town Councillors Janet Reed and Vivienne Stock-Williams, worked with them in consultations and conversations during school half-term last October to establish the additions the skaters and BMX bikers would like to see. These included a concrete half-pipe and a grind box which were then incorporated into the designs tendered by skate park manufacturers.
The submitted designs were taken back to the skate park users during February half-term by the council and Cllr Reed and Cllr Stock-Williams. The skate park users individually and unanimously selected the design submitted by Bendcrete who were subsequently contracted to do the works.
The project is completely funded by Section 106 developer outdoor recreation contributions for Wellington at a cost of £49,499.
Cllr Catherine Herbert,, said: “This is a brilliant facility for Wellington and I hope the skaters and riders both enjoy it and look after it. It’s great that it’s opening just as the school holidays begin.”