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Chance to have your say about proposed skatepark and pumptrack

Published on Friday, 5th August 2022

Proposals have been put forward for a new allwheels park at Miners’ Welfare Park in Bedworth and Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council wants to hear the public’s views.

The development proposals would combine a skatepark and a pumptrack and cater for skateboards, scooters, BMX and inline skate users and people can access the allwheels consultation and have their say with a closing date of Friday, 12 August.

The park will be part of the wider Bedworth Physical Activity Hub (BPAH) development providing a modern replacement for the existing Bedworth Leisure Centre as well as a range of outdoor recreation and activity facilities.

Works will start late autumn this year and will take up to two years to complete. The current skatepark will have to close at the start of the works but a significantly enhanced skate and BMX facility will be created.

The Council has appointed companies with strong reputations in skate and pumptrack design to develop the proposals with Canvas designing the skatepark area and VeloSolutions the pumptrack.

The design has to work within the available space and a lot of thought has gone into making the most of it and creating a facility with a lot of fun and skills progression built in and that Bedworth can be proud of.

But Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council wants to listen to the thoughts of residents and suggestions about possible tweaks to the design that might improve it further.

There is also the chance for people to meet some of those involved in the design on Monday, 8 August from 2:00pm to 7:00pm at Bedworth Leisure Centre.

Cllr Kyle Evans, Chair of the Housing, Health and Environment Committee at Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council said:

"This Council is committed to levelling up opportunities for young people across the Borough. We recognise the need for more facilities for young people in Bedworth and that is why we want to deliver a brand new skate park and pump track in Bedworth. But, we want to hear your views on our proposals beforehand."

Submit your comments to us by Friday, 12 August.