Tuesday, 3 November 2009

Skatepark


Teignmouth residents and visitors have the opportunity to see plans for the new skatepark at a special exhibition next week.

On Saturday (7th November) between 10am-2pm, plans for the new skatepark facility on the site of the former seafront paddling pool will go on show at Tomorrow’s Teignmouth Information Centre (4-5 Northumberland Place, Teignmouth). Local community organisation Teignskate, which has been working on the plans with support from Teignbridge Council, is keen for local people and visitors to stop by and provide feedback on the designs.

I hope that the new area will provide an added attraction on our popular seafront. Local skaters have been hoping for a proper skate facility for some time, and the paddling pool site was identified as part of a public consultation during the development of the golf facility.

The new area is planned to provide a safe area for local skaters to enjoy, away from the steps and ledges on the public footpath. The project has also won the backing of local BMX hero Kye Forte, a former BMX dirt jumping world champion who was instrumental in the provision of the highly successful extreme sports facility at Decoy Country Park in Newton Abbot.

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