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Green light for skatepark

Monday, 10 February 2020

A detailed design for the new Chambers Way skatepark in Biggleswade has been signed off by Central Bedfordshire Council with construction work set to start in April.

The £200,000 project was developed with input from local skateboarders and BMX and scooter riders of all ages and abilities and is set to open in the summer.

It will feature quarterpipes, a 360º rollover and two volcanos as well as sensor-controlled LED lighting. The existing wooden fence will be removed as part of the scheme.

Councillor Ian Dalgarno, our Executive Member for Community Services, said:

We believe that by working with users and our design partners Maverick Industries we have come up with a unique and exciting format that challenges the most expert but also meets the needs of the less experienced.

It was great to see some younger skaters and riders engaging in the design process as they will be the future users of the skatepark.

The new design will also help to reduce noise for local residents, and we will be upgrading the lighting and CCTV to help users feel safe.