Borough Council of Wellingborough

First meeting to discuss the future of the town's skate park

Published Friday, 05 April 2019

The Borough Council of Wellingborough is working with key partners to hold a meeting for residents who would like to support the campaign to revamp Bassett’s Skate Park.

Representatives from the Skate Parks Project, NVCA Nene Valley Community Action group, the council and St Barnabas School will be delivering the event on Wednesday 24 April from 7pm at St Barnabas School. Residents from across the borough are invited to come along and speak to representatives about the project.

The local community has enjoyed the Bassett Park Skate area for more than a decade, but the public facility now requires a major upgrade. The council is keen to revamp the skate park and has committed section 106 funding for this purpose. The funding is contributed by developers towards community and social infrastructure. However, further funding is required in order to deliver a first-rate facility, so the skate park area is accessible and enjoyable to all age groups.

Ward councillor, Valerie Anslow, said: “The renovation of the skate park at Bassett’s Park is long overdue and this will be a popular amenity for the young people of the town.”

Ward councillor, Jonathan Ekins, said: “This facility has been crying out for an upgraded re-vamp for a number of years, I support and welcome the Councils commitment in providing excellent sporting amenities for the Boroughs younger residents.

“This is another way the Borough’s younger generations’ can get the exercise and enjoyment of outside activities to improve on their wellbeing and health.”

To find out more please contact the project team at the council on: projects@wellingborough.gov.uk