Polegate skate park refurbished and reopened

A skate park in Polegate has reopened after being refurbished.

Wednesday, 12th May 2021, 3:42 pm

Polegate Town Council reopened the skate park at Brightling Rod recreation ground on May 7.

A council spokesperson said equipment needed replacing and a council meeting was held with young people who use the park to find out what the new park should feature ahead of the refurbishment.

A statement from the council said, “We had a number of hand drawn skate park ideas from younger users as well. It was great to see such interest in the new design and we would like to thank everyone involved.

Deputy Mayor Dan Dunbar at the skate park. Photo by Polegate Town Council. SUS-211205-125715001

“Polegate Town Council hope the new skate park will bring the residents of Polegate much enjoyment.”

The new Mayor Councillor Douglas Murray said “Brightling Road Recreation Ground is Polegate’s hidden gem, we have the skate park and basketball courts plus the meadow area and picnic benches and of course the wonderful miniature railway is situated here.

“We will be making major improvements to this area and will be consulting with residents via online surveys to hear what they would like to see included in our plans. We welcome your many ideas on how we can make this facility amazing.”

The council says there will eventually be two skate parks in the recreation ground.

It is currently consulting with residents about plans for the new concrete skate park and there is a survey to complete: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/LJNWMXN