Local skaters to have say on new design



    Skaters are getting the chance to have a say in designs for a new skate park in Stafford.

    Designers of a new facility in the town’s Charnley Road will be at the popular Victoria Park skate bowl in the centre of Stafford on Thursday (25 July) to get the views of wheeled sport enthusiasts.

    The facility at Charnley Road is part of a £400,000 revamp of the park by Stafford Borough Council and will include new playground for toddlers and young children, outdoor gym and picnic area.

    The work on the improvements started earlier this month. Officers from the borough council and design team will be at Victoria Park from 2pm to 4pm on Thursday  (25th) to get feedback on the final plans. 

    The proposals were finalised following a consultation last year which included online feedback and drop in sessions where local people had the chance to speak to the team behind the scheme.

    Councillor Carolyn Trowbridge, Cabinet Member for Leisure at the council, said the authority was taking the same approach to the design of the skate park as it had done with the facilities at Victoria and Wildwood Parks.

    She said: “The skate area in Victoria Park has proved extremely popular and has attracted skate boarders, rollerbladers and BMX stunt bikers from miles around. As part of the consultation we spoke to many young people who would be using it which helped produce the great facility we have today.

    “We have a good track record of delivering some excellent parks in the borough and I expect this to be no exception. The overall design for the park at Charnley Road looks fantastic and I am sure we will be able to give residents a park they will be proud of.”

    The refurbishment of the park is expected to be completed by the end of the year.

    For more information go to https://www.staffordbc.gov.uk/charnleyroad 

    Press Release 5548

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