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Cromer skatepark takes a step forward
North Norfolk District Council (NNDC) and supporters of the Cromer skatepark campaign reached agreement yesterday afternoon (Thursday 19 April) as to how the campaigners’ vision might well become reality.
NNDC put forward six potential sites for a skatepark in the town, all of which would require planning permission and had a number of factors working for or against them as far as practicality was concerned. Following discussion all agreed that the most appropriate site for a permanent skatepark would be on The Meadow, close to the centre of Cromer, rather than on the old play area in North Lodge Park where young Cromer skateboarders have recently been enjoying their sport.
NNDC, which is prepared to consider transferring ownership of a site to a legally constituted organisation, provided the campaigners with further information about how they might prepare a planning application, how they might set about fund raising (NNDC has no revenue or capital funding for the provision or management of a skatepark, but a properly constituted club would be able to apply to the NNDC Big Society Fund and/or other grant funders) and with contact details of other groups who have experience of successfully creating skateparks in the area.
While further work takes place to confirm a permanent site, youngsters will be able to continue to use their boards in North Lodge Park until work begins on the improvements planned for the park in the early summer, following which NNDC is planning to look at other temporary locations for the rest of the year.
John Lee, NNDC Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Tourism, Leisure and Cultural Services, said, “Following our Cabinet meeting this week, we promised we would enter into dialogue. We are pleased to have had such a positive meeting with the skatepark campaigners. The Council is committed to helping them achieve their aspirations.”
Andrew Harrison-Robertshaw of the Cromer Skatepark campaign group, said, “We are very pleased that the Council has listened to us and come up with such a positive response. We realise we have a lot of work to do but look forward to working closely with the Council over the coming months so that together we can make the Cromer skatepark a reality.”
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