Skatepark team hope to become 
registered charity

The site on the Abbey Lawn where the new skatepark could be located
The site on the Abbey Lawn where the new skatepark could be located
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The people working to provide a skatepark for Bourne are hoping to become a charity to help them raise money for the project.

Dimension Park Committee, which is working to get a skatepark built on the Abbey Lawn, is busy putting together an application to become a registered charity.

The committee has decided not to become a community interest company after receiving advice that it would limit the group’s ability to apply for grants to fund the long awaited project.

To become a registered charity the group need £5,000 which it does not currently have.

But Dimension Park Committee treasurer Nelly Jacobs said the group will start fundraising following the outcome of a pre-planning application assessment.

Bourne United Charities, which has pledged a piece of land on the Abbey Lawn to the project, has approved the preferred design 
selected by the committee and a contractor is being sourced.

The design is suitable for skateboarders, skaters and bikers and will be aimed at people of all ages, not just for young people.

Mrs Jacobs said: “Bourne United Charities has approved the designs and are still fully behind us.”

The committee is now appealing for more people to join them to develop the large scale project.

Mrs Jacobs said: “We want and need more input from people with experience of projects like this or who just want to get involved.

“Things are moving slowly by they are definitely moving forward and we want more people to share the work.”

Stamford Skatepark Committee, which the group consulted with following its recent success in gaining planning permission for a park on the Recreation Ground in Stamford, is a community interest company.