After hearing the brilliant news of a Brand New Skate Park for Dunstable, we have this detailed message from Central Beds Councillor Nigel Young:
"Nigel Young It’s taken us quite a while to get the money – but at last the young people of Dunstable get a skate park.
The cash comes from what’s called Section 106 contributions from developers (not from CBC Council Tax) In this case the 106 came fro...m the Dukeminster development next to Sainsbury’s. We got £220k 106 – plus £30k (and £5k a year running costs) from the Town Council, so we should get a decent park! Well done Dunstable Town Councillors!
The Town Council (who will run the park) will be setting up a project team in the New Year and we want representatives of Skateboarders involved in the design of the park and selection of a contractor - the Dunstable Skate Park Project Team (DSPPT)
The officer in charge of this fantastic project is Becky Wisbey at the Town Council. I’ve asked Becky to set up an e-mail list and add interested skateboarders to that list so that we can send progress updates and keep you all regularly informed. Please send Becky your private e-mail (not FB) so that she can add you to the list.
Becky’s e-mail is: firstname.lastname@example.org.