Winchester skate park set for revamp

Winchester skate park set for revamp

Winchester skate park set for revamp

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A WINCHESTER skate park is set for a major revamp.

Residents had a chance to view plans for North Walls Skate Park at a public meeting at Winchester Rugby Club on Monday night (Jan 14).

The project will expand the park into the nearby multi-use games area providing equipment for skateboarders, BMX bikers, roller bladders and scooter riders.

It is proposed to replace prefab ramps with more expensive spray concrete ramps because the latter requires much less maintenance, has a longer life span and are easier to use. Ward councillor Dominic Hiscock was unable to attend the meeting but said the community was generally in favour of improving the park.

He said: “It’s recognised as a good thing and worth having and the better it is the more it will get used by children. It will probably mean moving the multi games area though and I’m not sure how they will go about that as planning could be an issue.”

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7:47am Fri 18 Jan 13

iantait says...

Having gone to this event as an aged but interested observer I was really impressed by the imput given by the other people who attended and came away feeling very positive about the prospects of the City getting a great facility for this very active element of our community. I had never realised how the different user groups (bmx, skate boarders & scooter riders) viewed each other, quite fasinating
Having gone to this event as an aged but interested observer I was really impressed by the imput given by the other people who attended and came away feeling very positive about the prospects of the City getting a great facility for this very active element of our community. I had never realised how the different user groups (bmx, skate boarders & scooter riders) viewed each other, quite fasinating iantait
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12:44pm Tue 22 Jan 13

Yves1977 says...

how do the bmx, skaters and scooter riders view each other?? - do tell.
how do the bmx, skaters and scooter riders view each other?? - do tell. Yves1977
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