£300k sought for Clevedon’s new skatepark and bike pump track

PUBLISHED: 07:00 05 December 2018

Clevedon Skatepark Project launch party at Salthouse Fields.

Clevedon Skatepark Project launch party at Salthouse Fields.

Archant

A Clevedon group is searching for around £300,000 to improve the town’s seafront skatepark and to install a bike pump track.

Possible design of Clevedon skatepark.Possible design of Clevedon skatepark.

Clevedon Skate Project hopes to build a competition-standard pump track on Salthouse Fields by the skatepark.

The campaign, which has recently applied for charity status, was originally launched to replace the skatepark with a new one for the town’s young people.

After months of hard work the trustees have announced plans to also raise £150,000 for a bike pump track to be built close-by to further ‘boost the attractiveness’ of Clevedon to locals and tourists.

Trustees Petra Mansour and Paul Redford told the Times the project has been given permission from North Somerset Council and Clevedon Town Council to build the track – which will be similar to a BMX track but suitable for bikes, rollerblades and skateboards.

Clevedon skatepark, Salthouse Fields.Clevedon skatepark, Salthouse Fields.

The pair added: “The project has got a lot bigger in the past few months and we are hoping once it is complete it will increase business and tourism in Clevedon.

“When we have a pump track in place, the site will hopefully be big enough to host a range of events.”

The cost of the skatepark is likely to be in the region of £100,000-150,000 while the pump track will be between £80,000-150,000.

Paul and Petra added: “We want to aim higher so we can really improve the area.

“There is no point doing something below par because if we have a decent park and pump track then they will attract more people in and the project as a whole will be a boost for Clevedon and its residents.”

The addition of a pump track and new and improved skatepark will tie in with work being done around Salthouse Fields at the moment.

Recently the tennis courts have been redone and there are football pitches as well as a massive green available.

The trustees added: “Improving the skatepark will mean the whole area becomes much more attractive, and will bring people to Clevedon and boost regeneration in the area.”

As the project awaits confirmation of its charity status, information on donations can be found at www.clevedonskateproject.com which are being handled by the town council in the interim.


If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the North Somerset Times. Click the link in the yellow box below for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years, through good times and bad. Coronavirus is one of the greatest challenges our community has ever faced, but if we all play our part we will defeat it. We're here to serve as your advocate and trusted source of local information.

In these testing times, your support is more important than ever. Thank you.

Most Read

Most Read

Latest from the North Somerset Times