Carterton Skate Park - A New Beginning

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Carterton Skate Park - A New Beginning

Carterton Skate Park - A New Beginning

Carterton Town Council By Carterton Town Council

Carterton's Skate Park was built in 1998. It is very well used but is now deteriorating and the wood and steel structure requires replacement with a new concrete structure.

Carterton Idea stage

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The aim of the project is to demolish the existing wood and metal structure and replace it with with a concrete skate park structure to a design agreed and supported by the local community. Aims and objectives: To provide Carterton with a new Skate Park facility on the existing site constructed of concrete which will be easily maintained and cared for with a life expectancy of up to 30 years. To provide the young people of Carterton and the surrounding parishes with a state of the art facility which meet the user requirements. To provide a facility for young people in the community which offers a positive alternative to becoming involved in anti social behaviour by providing the opportunity to learn new skills whilst having fun. To provide an avenue for young people to develop their skateboarding and scooter skills to be able to take part in regional and national competitions.

What we'll deliver:

  • Install a new concrete skate park which meets the desires and needs of existing users

Why it's a great idea:

The existing Skate Park is used a social focal point for young people in Carterton, and surrounding villages. It is used by people of all ages, from scooter users who are under ten years of age to ardent skate board users who are in their twenties and thirties. The park has open access and is unsupervised. Users with individual needs will require the aid of a carer to assess the risk in the individual using the apparatus which can be by nature difficult to use. The Council works closely with a local company which provides specialised activities for young people with individual issues and an offer of a closed session for those clients is being discussed. The Council has undertaken three consultation evenings with users (and parents). The users provided potential contractors with a clear direction as to how the park could be improved and developed in the future. This included the final design selection process. The facility is open air and free to access and use.

Steps to get it done:

  • April 2017 - Funding agreed.
  • |May 2017 - Construction begins
  • June 2017 - Skate park opens

To provide the young people of Carterton and the surrounding parishes with a state of the art facility which meets the user requirements. To provide a facility for young people in the community which offers a positive alternative to becoming involved in anti social behaviour by providing the opportunity to learn new skills whilst having fun. To provide an avenue for young people to develop their skateboarding and scooter skills to be able to take part in regional and national competitions.

Location Carterton

Carterton has 3 other projects and £355,000 in potential grant funding

About the space

Skate Park, Upavon Way, Carterton, Oxfordshire.

Council

West Oxfordshire District Council

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How will the money be spent?Total £110,664

Design and Construction - £100,000 (90%)
Other - £10,664 (10%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. Before entering fundraising these costs will be confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified by the verifier.

90%
Design and Construction
£100,000
10%
Other
£10,664
  • Spacehive fees
    £5,000
  • Transaction Fees
    £4,664
  • VAT
    £1,000

Total £110,664

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