Skatepark project in Peacehaven secures £70,000 boost

Example of a �170,000 skate park.
Example of a �170,000 skate park.

A scheme to build a new skatepark in Peacehaven has landed a £70,000 funding boostfrom Veolia Environmental Services.

The Big Parks Project announced the exciting news that they had been successful in their bid to the company this week.

Construction of the skate park is scheduled to start in early 2014.

Chair of the Big Parks Project cllr Andy Smith, who represents Peacehaven on Lewes District Council, said: “This is such great news.

“We look forward to working with the trust team and user groups in the area to ensure our plans become real and benefit the young people of Peacehaven.”

This means the town will soon have a £170,000 skate park located at the new park being created in the town.

Project coordinators are hopeful the great play facility for locals could become a destination for skaters from all over the county and beyond.

Peacehaven skateboarder and member of local skate group Zero Degrees, Grant Winter said: “This additional funding from Veolia will allow the skate park to be not just a good skate park but a great skate park and one that us local skateboarders, BMXers and scooter riders and other users can be proud of.”

The Big Parks Project is working with Zero Degrees on the design brief and will be putting this out to tender soon.

Zero Degrees has organised a user group design brief meeting on November 29 at 7pm at the Joff in Peacehaven and welcomes current and potential users to come along.

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