Saxmundham Skate Park
skate park had its official opening on 30th May 2017.
are very pleased to announce that the Skate Park has been erected
and is open for use. Please take care of this facility and
erection of a Skate Park on the Memorial Field, Rendham Road, Saxmundham
is now in progress. This will take around six weeks from the
beginning of the build.
Saxmundham Proposed Skate
Park Design and Access Statement is available. Please click
for proposed Skate Park - click
the young people in the area are still enthusiastic about this project,
after our lottery bid was unsuccessful work on it lapsed for a while
due to a lack of committed adult support to help with the fund raising.
However, a new group (calling itself SAVVY - Saxmundham And Villages
Volunteer Youth) has recently been formed to reinvigorate youth
facilities in the area, focussing initially on Seaman Avenue Park
and the Memorial Field. A subgroup met on 11th August and things
are starting to move again. If you would like to become involved,
either as a potential user or to help with the fund raising, please
Cheleigh Trotter-Langlois. We are still holding the funds raised
to date but they aren't gathering much interest at present and it
would be good to get them spent.
currently waiting for a response from our bid for £45,000
from the Reaching Communities Lottery Fund. The panel are due to
meet around mid-February and we should receive a response by the
end of that month. If successful we would hope to have the new skatepark
open by May 2007.
The Town Council agreed
at their meeting in September 2005 to build a skate park on the
Memorial Field using Gravity Engineering of Southampton as our preferred
supplier. On 8th April 06 the working party arranged a trip to Hemel
Hempstead to visit the skate park which Gravity have recently built
and we now have an active group of potential users working on finalising
the design details. We are hoping for an initial response from our
final application for funding shortly.
was distributed at the end of June to all households in Saxmundham
(1599 at the time of delivery.) 377 responses were received by the
deadline of the 18th July. A summary of the results is given below.
A report will now be prepared detailing these results and the funding
position, to be presented to the next Policy & Resources Committee
meeting to be held in the Webster Room behind the Market Hall at
7:15pm on Monday 5th September. This committee will then make a
recommendation to the full Council meeting which will be held in
the Market Hall at 7:15pm on Monday 12th September.
support the creation of a skate park in Saxmundham?
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you satisfied with the cost of the proposed skate park?
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you satisfied with the location of the proposed skate park?
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you have any children/grandchildren who may use the skate park in
the next 5 years?
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yes, how many?
is a proposed part of the project. Would you support the use of
directional lighting (similar to that used on tennis courts) to
extend the hours the skate park could be used during the winter
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yes, what time would you prefer the lights to be turned off at night.