Win a £30.00 Route One Gift Voucher!

Just by filling in a Feedback Form at the Skatepark drop in Workshop next Wednesday (26th Main Hall / Meridan Center).. Easy, just turn up, marvel at the different plans, chat to the companies, fill in a form and hand it in. One Winner will be drawn and notified. Big thanks to Route One for supporting the cause.

Win a HARDET Goodie Bag!

Just by filling in a Feedback Form at the Skatepark drop in Workshop next Wednesday (26th Main Hall / Meridan Center).. Easy, just turn up, marvel at the different plans, chat to the companies, fill in a form and hand it in. One Winner will be drawn and notified. Big thanks to Hardet for supporting the cause.

The Consultation Drop In Workshop – Wednesday February 26th

Come and See the Skate Park Plans for the first time, Meet the Skate Park Companies, Give your feedback! The session is open to all.

The plans for the skate park will be unveiled from the various skatepark companies who are tendering for the project, at the Main Hall in Peacehaven Community Centre (by the Co-Op) on Wednesday February 26 3:30pm – 6.30pm

Please spread the word far and wide and make sure that if you intend to use the skate park you drop in, if only for a few minutes and give your feedback.

Funding News Hits the Press

Well it can’t be more official than being in the press now can it….  The local Sussex Express have run a front cover and full length article on the New Skatepark. If you can grab a copy make sure you do, and dont forget tonights design meeting 7pm at the Joff!

PID User Group Meeting – Friday 29th 7pm @ The Joff

The time has come to finalise the Design Brief, we have had lots of feedback from past meetings and events – well now its the time to finalise the ‘Skate Park Features’ list. So, if you are local please come along and help complete what is almost the last but most fun bit of the ‘Paperwork’ before really good stuff starts to happen.. its on  Friday 29th November 7pm @ The Joff

Some Teasers..

Whilst the official designs of the new Skate Park wont be seen until next year over the past few months we have have a few drawings created to give some idea of some the features and scale of the new park.

With the funding now in place it feels right to give you a glimpse of what could be in store.. remember there are NOT the designs – but could be a part of what is created…. drum roll please.

Brick banks.. Zero Icon pump bump ….

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Hubba’s, Waves, Blocks and Walls…

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Fun bowl with pockets, love seat section and more….

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Mini bowl / Mini Ramp with roll in / open end…

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More Hubba, Brick bank and Hand Rail fun…

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If you like what you see great..Remember these are NOT the official designs.

If you don’t like them that’s cool – just make sure you come to one of the User Group meetings. These are held at the Joff (Peacehaven) normally on a Friday night with the dates announced here and on the Facebook page.

Great News…

So… (subject to some final paperwork) the additional £70’000 of funding from Veolia have been approved – so firstly a massive thank you to Veolia and the team that have worked hard with the application process.

This takes the total for the skate park to £170’000 which includes the £100’000 donation from the ‘Big Park Project’ funds and will allow the park to be not a good park but a great park that will cater for the needs of the growing local scene.

The planning application for the Big Park in full has also been approved, including the Zero Degree Skate Park which is subject to some noise reducing ‘bunding’ being added to the south of the skate park.

So what’s next….

We are finalising the more detailed designed brief which will be supplied to a selection of the established skate park construction companies, in the new year that meet the requirements set out by the Big Park Project management team.

This design brief has been created based on the vast amount of feedback we have had from past user groups and meetings with the local users.

Once we have proposals back from the companies (this is expected to be February ’14) each will be audited for its merits and from this the most suitable 3 or 4 companies selected.

These will be invited to have face to face workshops with the User Group, we hope this will be in March ’14 or sooner.

This will allow for any final tweaks to designs and other questions being answered before the final choice is made and work can start in the spring.

Parks of this size typically have a build time of 12 weeks. So all going well we could be open in the summer!!

So, if you are local make sure you attend these workshops so you can add any feedback to this process.

We will keep you update with more news as we get it.

Weather Update…

The weather is currently wet and windy but forecast to clear up PM, so we will update the PID Sk8 Jam schedule around noon.

Expect kick off to now be about 2pm ish…

Going to keep this all loose and casual :0)

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