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Safety action taken at Bedworth Skate Park

Published on Monday, 6th February 2023

Bedworth Miners’ Welfare Park’s Skate Park is due to be decommissioned, having come to the end of its life.

The facility, built back in 2001, has triggered safety concerns which mean the action has had to be taken now.

The Skate Park is due to be replaced with a new facility alongside the construction of the proposed new Bedworth Physical Activity Hub.

Although the Physical Activity Hub project is currently on hold, Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council is seeking additional funding to make the new building affordable.

Miners’ Welfare Park has already benefited from resurfaced tennis courts and brand new mountain bike trails as part of the scheme to improve facilities.

Portfolio Holder for Health and Environment, Cllr Julian Gutteridge, said:

“We have invested a lot of time and money in Bedworth Miners’ Welfare Park already to improve facilities for visitors, but we must also make sure we keep people safe.

“Following the recent announcement concerning the delay to the proposed new Bedworth Physical Activity Hub, the Parks and Greenspace Team commissioned a further assessment of the Skate Park at the rear of the current leisure centre.

“This Skate Park was due to have been replaced as a part of the new leisure facility, as outlined in the Park Concept Plan published in 2020. The Skate Park has served youngsters and older users of the Bedworth area and beyond now for more than 20 years.

“Unfortunately, the time has now come to de-commission the ramps, which have reached the end of their useful working life, and arrangements are being made for their removal. The Parks and Greenspace Team are currently investigating ways in which temporary facilities could be employed ahead of the new facility, now planned to be built once funds allow.”