Friday, November 14, 2008

Southpark site meeting

Members of MSPG met with skatepark designers, friends of Southpark
members and a representative from MBC to check out the most
appropriate site for a park. Looks like Maverick, Freestyle and
Gravity are all going to put in tenders, so if you want to have a
voice on the design keep checking back for more details of any up
comming design meetings.

New! meeting minutes now online!

For those that are interested, follow this link

Monday, November 10, 2008

West Park - Latest

Following an accident to a four year old using the bike track a few weeks ago, MBC have started to look at West Park and have earmarked around £5K for repairs. They have also approached us to ask if we can generate more funding. The idea is, the more we can raise, the more that can be done to improve the skate area and track.

So we are currently applying for grants and gifts from potential funders, but we need more!

If you have any good fundraising ideas, or are willing to help out, shake a bucket, or sell some cement!? then please get in touch. Alternatively, why not make a donation straight to to the fund! We can garantee 100% of the money you give will go to the skate park.

Also look out for more details on the design comming in the next few weeks! Or if you have any big (or small) ideas for stuff you would like to be included, think about it and then join the consultation comming soon.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Southpark Latest

It all seems to be comming together for Southpark, a decent level of funding is in place and inital designs and quotes are being pulled together by the team involved. We have suggested trying to achieve something like at Burton-on-trent only a bit bigger if we can!

Have a look at their park blog here.

Here are some pictures of their design, small but perfectly formed!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Join us!

In an attempt to build our membership and to keep you all informed of what's going on in the area, please take a minute to fill in this form. We promise we won't give your details to anyone and we won't contact you unless its really important!

Bollington Latest

Members from MSPG met with Bolly town council this week and outlined a proposal to build a skatepark under the arches of the railway viaduct. The councillors were mostly positive but its going to be a long haul what with it being a listed structure, there been loads of other interest groups involved and the fact that we dont have any funding (yet). We think maybe a couple of years before this one is off the ground.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Waterside undercover skatepark

From this...

To this (or at least something like this).....

This site is here
Funding application is being prepared as you read.