Work begins on new £150,000 Stamford skatepark

Maverick start work on the new skatepark - from left, skatepark committee chairman Marcus Stanier, Chris Hurcom and Phil Rogers, both of Maverick and committee member Paul Rose. 'Photo: MSMP230713-245js
Maverick start work on the new skatepark - from left, skatepark committee chairman Marcus Stanier, Chris Hurcom and Phil Rogers, both of Maverick and committee member Paul Rose. 'Photo: MSMP230713-245js
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Work has finally started on a £150,000 skatepark in Stamford.

Maverick Industries diggers have moved on to the Recreation Ground in Stamford and are digging up the tarmac on the site of the old wooden ramps, which were torn down in 2008 because of safety concerns.

Maverick Industries start work on the new skatepark on the Recreation Ground in Stamford

Maverick Industries start work on the new skatepark on the Recreation Ground in Stamford

They will then begin work on the new concrete park, which the Stamford Skatepark Committee spent five years raising the money for.

Committee chairman Marc Stanier said he was delighted to see work beginning on a facility which countless young people could enjoy.

Weather permitting, the new park could be open by October.

As part of the planning permission the committee must put in place a strict management plan, which specifies opening hours, a noise monitoring scheme, details on how access would be managed and a rigorous formal complaint procedure.

South Kesteven district councillors also asked the committee to install sound recording devices.

The new park will be managed by Stamford Town Council, which owns the Recreation Ground, with the support of committee members and users.