Hope for news on skate park

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS - By Lor­can Lovett lor­can.lovett@trin­i­tymir­ror.com

A BIKE shop has backed plans for a new skate park which teenagers hope will take shape this year.

Chal­font St Peter group CSP All Wheels ap­plied to Biffa Award for £40,000 to cre­ate a fa­cil­ity where they can prac­tice skat­ing and bik­ing. The team hope to re­ceive some news on the ap­pli­ca­tion by the end of the month. Chiltern Bike Barn has also pledged its support and will look at po­ten­tial spon­sors once work for the project be­gins.

The plan to cur­rent fa­cil­i­ties ex­pand

– a half­pipe and ramps – at Mill Meadow, in Gravel Hill, has support from across the com­mu­nity. The parish coun­cil, Chal­font St Peter Youth Cen­tre and par­ents have backed the scheme.

The youth cen­tre was awarded up to £2,000 for the project at a county coun­cil com­mu­nity fund­ing meet­ing in May. The parish coun­cil has also agreed to con­trib­ute £20,000. Young skaters have sug­gested de­signs and asked vil­lagers to raise any con­cerns about the plans. AN AC­TION group in­volv­ing a cross-sec­tion of the com­mu­nity is be­ing planned to com­bat a vil­lage’s park­ing prob­lems.

Chal­font St Peter Parish Coun­cil­lor Ken Adams has writ­ten to traders, a sec­ondary school and other com­mu­nity rep­re­sen­ta­tives to cre­ate a park­ing com­mit­tee.

The new team will be a branch of the Com­mu­nity Safety Group and help fight loom­ing park­ing uncer­tain­ties in the vil­lage,

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