Roundway Parish Council to provide funds

The budget for the proposed skate park for Devizes has been increased by £40,000, bringing the total to £140,000.

The amount has been given to the project, led by Devizes Area Board, by Roundway Parish Council which needed to spend the money by the end of December otherwise it would be withdrawn.

The money was from housing developers as part of Section 106 funding for community improvements.

Most of the budget for the skate park came from Section 106 contributions, while the Area Board has set aside a sum.

The site of the proposed skate park – at the sports pitches in Green Lane – is actually in Roundway although the land is leased to Devizes Town Council.

Parish council chairman Chris Callow said: “It was money that was allocated towards sports facilities in Roundway and rather than lose the money we agreed to divert it the skate park.”

A meeting of the Area Board, on November 25, was told that Wheel Scape had been chosen to be the contractors for the skate park.

A planning application will be submitted in early January and, if approved, the skate park will open in the spring.

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8:26pm Thu 5 Dec 13

Fluffy peppa says...

What a waste of money.
This is not a good idea because it's for kids, us grown ups wouldn't wish to take part in.
Isn't there a company providing in door facilities in Devizes - where it is a safe environment?!!
I would love to see money invested as another new park like at Hillworth Park on the edge of town with a place for residents to meet up, kids play on the equipment, a coffee shop and other activities/themes/pi
cnic in the park.
What a waste of money. This is not a good idea because it's for kids, us grown ups wouldn't wish to take part in. Isn't there a company providing in door facilities in Devizes - where it is a safe environment?!! I would love to see money invested as another new park like at Hillworth Park on the edge of town with a place for residents to meet up, kids play on the equipment, a coffee shop and other activities/themes/pi cnic in the park. Fluffy peppa

11:49am Fri 6 Dec 13

hunter208 says...

Like Fluffy Peppa, the amount of money being dedicated to what is, nonetheless, a worthy cause stands unfavourable comparison with the community's inability to fund the remediation and security of the Assize Courts.
Like Fluffy Peppa, the amount of money being dedicated to what is, nonetheless, a worthy cause stands unfavourable comparison with the community's inability to fund the remediation and security of the Assize Courts. hunter208

1:44pm Fri 6 Dec 13

MrsEH says...

Devizes has a Skate Park - RampNation is behind the Travel Lodge on the London Road.
It is well run with first aid, safety equipment and advice on hand. Ok, there is a charge to "ride" but they are not greedy and the charge is well within people's budgets.

Support this local business and spend the £140k somewhere else!
Devizes has a Skate Park - RampNation is behind the Travel Lodge on the London Road. It is well run with first aid, safety equipment and advice on hand. Ok, there is a charge to "ride" but they are not greedy and the charge is well within people's budgets. Support this local business and spend the £140k somewhere else! MrsEH

11:43am Tue 10 Dec 13

Paul Tucker says...

What a bunch of curmudgeons live in Devizes! I take it none of them have children or grand-children.
Any facilities that keep skaters and boarders off the street has to be a good thing and it's an investment in the future. As it's being paid for by a developer it's even better.
If only the burghers of Chippenham had the nous to get some money out of developers, we wouldn't have the endless "no skate-park" situation in Chippenham (though that is exacerbated by the nimbys in Monkton Park and other parts of the town).
What a bunch of curmudgeons live in Devizes! I take it none of them have children or grand-children. Any facilities that keep skaters and boarders off the street has to be a good thing and it's an investment in the future. As it's being paid for by a developer it's even better. If only the burghers of Chippenham had the nous to get some money out of developers, we wouldn't have the endless "no skate-park" situation in Chippenham (though that is exacerbated by the nimbys in Monkton Park and other parts of the town). Paul Tucker

3:36pm Tue 10 Dec 13

Fluffy peppa says...

Paul Tucker wrote:
What a bunch of curmudgeons live in Devizes! I take it none of them have children or grand-children.
Any facilities that keep skaters and boarders off the street has to be a good thing and it's an investment in the future. As it's being paid for by a developer it's even better.
If only the burghers of Chippenham had the nous to get some money out of developers, we wouldn't have the endless "no skate-park" situation in Chippenham (though that is exacerbated by the nimbys in Monkton Park and other parts of the town).
Yes I have children thanks.
I prefer to pay for a service enclosed, organised etc etc etc.
The money in my opinion should go to other things that ALL AGES would benefit from.
Who cares about a developer paying out, what the developer should do is ask our local paper to engage the readers views.
This should be an investment intended for all to use, how cheeky to presume I haven't got kids.
Or am I too young to give my opinion hey???!!!
[quote][p][bold]Paul Tucker[/bold] wrote: What a bunch of curmudgeons live in Devizes! I take it none of them have children or grand-children. Any facilities that keep skaters and boarders off the street has to be a good thing and it's an investment in the future. As it's being paid for by a developer it's even better. If only the burghers of Chippenham had the nous to get some money out of developers, we wouldn't have the endless "no skate-park" situation in Chippenham (though that is exacerbated by the nimbys in Monkton Park and other parts of the town).[/p][/quote]Yes I have children thanks. I prefer to pay for a service enclosed, organised etc etc etc. The money in my opinion should go to other things that ALL AGES would benefit from. Who cares about a developer paying out, what the developer should do is ask our local paper to engage the readers views. This should be an investment intended for all to use, how cheeky to presume I haven't got kids. Or am I too young to give my opinion hey???!!! Fluffy peppa

8:43pm Tue 10 Dec 13

Bottom Of The Barrel says...

Sounds like good use of amenity money to me and well done the council for having the guts to allocate money in the way they have. I acknowledge the existence of Rampnation and its attention to organisation and health and safety. I suspect that it doesn't attract too many teenagers who just want to hang out with their mates and not be 'organised' and 'enclosed'. I can vaguely remember being a teenager and I would have been exactly the same.
Sounds like good use of amenity money to me and well done the council for having the guts to allocate money in the way they have. I acknowledge the existence of Rampnation and its attention to organisation and health and safety. I suspect that it doesn't attract too many teenagers who just want to hang out with their mates and not be 'organised' and 'enclosed'. I can vaguely remember being a teenager and I would have been exactly the same. Bottom Of The Barrel

12:23pm Fri 13 Dec 13

Yanziboom says...

Fluffy peppa wrote:
Paul Tucker wrote: What a bunch of curmudgeons live in Devizes! I take it none of them have children or grand-children. Any facilities that keep skaters and boarders off the street has to be a good thing and it's an investment in the future. As it's being paid for by a developer it's even better. If only the burghers of Chippenham had the nous to get some money out of developers, we wouldn't have the endless "no skate-park" situation in Chippenham (though that is exacerbated by the nimbys in Monkton Park and other parts of the town).
Yes I have children thanks. I prefer to pay for a service enclosed, organised etc etc etc. The money in my opinion should go to other things that ALL AGES would benefit from. Who cares about a developer paying out, what the developer should do is ask our local paper to engage the readers views. This should be an investment intended for all to use, how cheeky to presume I haven't got kids. Or am I too young to give my opinion hey???!!!
"Or am I too young to give my opinion" - no you're just wrong.
[quote][p][bold]Fluffy peppa[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Paul Tucker[/bold] wrote: What a bunch of curmudgeons live in Devizes! I take it none of them have children or grand-children. Any facilities that keep skaters and boarders off the street has to be a good thing and it's an investment in the future. As it's being paid for by a developer it's even better. If only the burghers of Chippenham had the nous to get some money out of developers, we wouldn't have the endless "no skate-park" situation in Chippenham (though that is exacerbated by the nimbys in Monkton Park and other parts of the town).[/p][/quote]Yes I have children thanks. I prefer to pay for a service enclosed, organised etc etc etc. The money in my opinion should go to other things that ALL AGES would benefit from. Who cares about a developer paying out, what the developer should do is ask our local paper to engage the readers views. This should be an investment intended for all to use, how cheeky to presume I haven't got kids. Or am I too young to give my opinion hey???!!![/p][/quote]"Or am I too young to give my opinion" - no you're just wrong. Yanziboom

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