The Opening Jam event was a huge success. Thanks to everybody who came along and made it so great. We've got some photos of the day, avilable here: Opening Jam Photos.
Sidewalk magazine have featured a news piece about the opening jam: Sidewalk Magazine Article.
We've set a date for the opening of the park, and to mark the occassion, we're holding an event. See the poster below for details, and make sure you come along!
Sussex Express have published another article about the park. You can read the Sussex Express Article here.
Ride UK BMX magazine have posted a really positive article about the new park's design. You can read the Ride UK Article here.
Wheelscape have begun the demolition of the existing park. The site will now remain off-limits until the park is complete. You can follow along with the progress of the construction on the Progress page, on our Instagram, or on follow us on Twitter.
The final funding has been secured and Wheelscape Skateparks are ready to start building. Work was originally scheduled to begin some time in March, but another project has been postponed which means they can start the Lewes skatepark next week!
This means from next week you'll start seeing some things happening, like materials being delivered to the site. It also means this will be the last weekend to skate the old park, so get those all important last NBD's before it goes!
The existing ramps will be recycled where possible, but if you think you have an idea for their use, please get in contact with us.
The project is likely to take 14 weeks to complete, which means the new park should be in place for this summer. We'll provide updates, news, and progress reports throughout the build.
"I am really pleased to announce that the winner of the public vote for the new Lewes Skatepark is Wheelscape.
We had a great response to the consultation event and online vote, with 336 people voting for their favourite park. Wheelscape came out the winner, with Canvas a close second and Concreate a respectable third place. The comments provided were great feedback for the companies. I have shared them with all the companies involved to help them design better parks in the future.
In essence, the people who voted for the Wheelscape scheme loved the proposed park as it is, but have suggested some minor amendments that will make the park even better. I have shared these with Wheelscape and there will be the opportunity for them to come back to us with some minor modifications before we sign off the final design.
The big question is, when will it be built? We are now working to secure the rest of the funding we need, and I will keep you updated on how things are going. We needed to go through this consultation exercise and choose the winning company to secure the final bits of funding.
You may have heard through the local media that we were successful in securing £25,000 of funding from Veolia. This is great news and a testament to local users who helped put the bid together.
Thanks to everyone who took part.