Enthusiasts needed to help make facility wheelie great


    Holmcroft Park

    Skaters, BMXers and scooter riders are being asked to help on final designs for a wheeled sports facility as part of a renovation at a park in Stafford.

    Work is due to start at the end of the month on a £435,000 redevelopment of the town’s Holmcroft Park. The plans include new play equipment for young and older children, a multi-use games area, more footpaths around the area, with seating and picnic spots, as well as the wheeled sports facility.

    The proposals were drawn up following feedback from residents and community organisations in the area.

    Stafford Borough Council is now looking for young people to help them in the final designs of the wheeled sports facility for Holmcroft Park. 

    Concepts for the facility have already been put forward with people able to vote on their preferred option and give feedback from www.staffordbc.gov.uk/holmcroft-area-play-park. You have until Monday 23 November to have your say.

    Councillor Carolyn Trowbridge, Cabinet Member for Leisure at the Borough Council, said it was from the input of wheeled sports enthusiasts that the local authority had introduced the popular skate bowls at other local parks – such as Victoria Park and Wildwood.

    Work on Holmcroft is expected to be completed in the Spring with residents kept updated on progress via the council’s website.

    This latest development follows the recent reopening of the town’s Victoria Park following a £2.5 million National heritage Lottery funded restoration.

    Councillor Trowbridge, said: “We have an excellent track record in delivering quality parks and open spaces for the borough and I expect this to be another successful project.

    “The local community has really got behind these plans and provided feedback on what they wanted to see in their park. The designs look fantastic and I am sure everyone will be looking forward to enjoying their new park in the future.”

    More details on the refurbishment can be found at www.staffordbc.gov.uk/holmcroft-area-play-park

    Press Release No 5693

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