Great news… our funding application to Veolia was successful!
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 Parks 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.
We are finalising the more detailed design brief which will be supplied to a selection of the established skate park construction companies in the new year.
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.
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Archeological Finds in Piddinghoe Sports Park
Archaeologists from East Sussex County Council uncovered a post hole and cremated remains in a pottery urn potentially dating back to the bronze age during their investigation. See our History Section for the full results.