Sunday, 22 October 2017

Skate park plan lodged

PLANS have been submitted for a new skate park in Sonning Common.

PLANS have been submitted for a new skate park in Sonning Common.

The application has been lodged with South Oxfordshire District Council and a decision is expected in August.

The skate park is earmarked for Bishopswood Recreation Ground after Rotherfield United, which owns the site, agreed. If it is approved, £95,000 needs to be raised so that contractor 1Skateparks can build it.

The working group which submitted the plans will apply for a government grant as well as a £50,000 grant from the People’s Millions and £15,000 from South Oxfordshire District Council’s community investment fund.

It will also organise fund-raising ventures including a raffle with prizes such as a BMX bike and a skateboard. Tickets will be on sale from tomorrow (Saturday) and the prize draw will take place on September 27 at the village quiz.

The group has also booked a stall at the Sonning Common Primary School centenary fete.

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