New plans for Sheringham skatepark

A skatepark at Sheringham is looking to ramp up its facilities with a �100,000 makeover.A new concrete park is being planned, with designs that cater for boarders, skaters and BMX riders, as well as picking up on local materials and architecture.

A skatepark at Sheringham is looking to ramp up its facilities with a �100,000 makeover.

A new concrete park is being planned, with designs that cater for boarders, skaters and BMX riders, as well as picking up on local materials and architecture.

But organisers want to get the public's views on the scheme, and will be unveiling ideas at a display in the town this month.

The currently wooden skatepark, opened in 1999, costs about �15,000 a year to 'patch up' said its chairman Rob Sayles.


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So it was planned to do a more sustainable structure which could also host competitions.

Three skatepark companies had been given a brief on the kind of facilities needed after consulting users, a top price tag of �100,000, and a flavour of the local brick and flint buildings in a bid to blend it in.

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Their visions would be on show at the Oddfellows Hall on the weekend of March 13-14 from 9am to 5pm.

'Youngsters have given us their views but we want to involve the wider public and parents,' he added.

The project committee is working closely with local high school and the Police Safer Neighbourhood Team.

More information about the skatepark is at its website www.sheringhamskate.co.uk

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