A state of the art skate plaza has been officially opened in Carlton Colville.
On Friday 19 October, representatives from Sentinel Leisure Trust, Waveney District Council, Carlton Colville Town Council, Waveney Norse and other supporting organisations were present for the official opening at Carlton Meadow Park.
The skate park is the final part of a three-phase refurbishment at Carlton Meadow Park; Waveney District Council has invested £100,000 of Section 106 contributions from nearby housing developments to fund the refurbishments which included a new multi-use games area and junior play equipment, opened in 2017.
The £140,000 skate plaza, delivered by Bendcrete Skateparks, was funded by Waveney District Council, WREN and Carlton Colville Town Council with further support from Tingdene, Lowestoft Lions, East Point Rotary and the Rope Charity. The project has taken two years to design, develop, fund and deliver.
Cllr Graham Catchpole, Waveney’s Cabinet Member for Operational Partnerships said:
“This exciting new skate park has been created through the efforts of Carlton Colville Town Council, who have worked closely with the District Council and other local organisations to make the plaza a reality.
“Local skaters, young people and the wider community were involved in the development of the new plaza and it is great to see people using the park already. The Council is committed to investing in projects which increase physical activity and improve participation in sport across all ages.
The skate plaza and other improvements at Carlton Meadow Park provide local people with a modern and vibrant community space for all ages to enjoy.”
Andy Wilson-Sutter, Chairman of Sentinel Leisure Trust said:
"We have been working closely with Waveney District Council, Waveney Norse and Carlton Colville Town Council for some years now in a 3 phase development of Carlton Meadow Park. Phase 1 was to fund and deliver new junior play equipment which was completed 2 years ago.
Phase 2 saw a new Multi Use Games Area (MUGA) installed to promote social informal sports in the park. Phase 3 was the most ambitious, a £140,000 concrete skate plaza to replace the aged skate park.
A lot of hard work and years of planning have gone into this and we are proud to see it all complete for the benefit of the local community and especially children and young people - promoting play, sport and outdoor activities."