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Artist Impression of Hayle Skate Park

A skate park for Hayle

In 2001 local skaters, fed up of being reprimanded for skating on the streets, approached the council for a skate park in Hayle. Some years later the local recreation ground is set to become the new Hayle Skate Park.


Hayle Skate Project

The cost for the development of the proposed site for Hayle Skate Park is in the region of £160,000. Penwith District Council have announced that Hayle Skate have been allocated £60,000 towards the skate park. With the projected funding allocated by the council, and funds already gathered by Hayle Skate, the project requires another £90,000. Efforts are now heavily under way to secure the remaining funding from other sources.

hayle_skaters

In late 2001, some Hayle skaters were approached by a local parent regarding the nuisance they were causing by skating on the pavement - they replied that they had nowhere else to skate safely, so they wrote to the council asking for a skate park. Things have moved on a lot since then.

After much campaigning and with the backing of the Mayor of Hayle, a site was agreed for a new skate park, the local recreation ground at Lethlean Lane, Hayle. Designs were drawn up and consultation with local skaters, police and schools was undertaken.

The Hayle Skate project involved the young people and skaters from Hayle in the design and construction plans since day one. They have decided upon a concrete design for the park, which will minimise vandalism and cause minimal disturbance for other users of the recreation ground.

Hayle skater

The civil engineer who was instrumental in the design and construction of the highly successful Princess May skate park, in Penzance is on board with the design and construction.

Fund-raising is high on the agenda for the project. The sooner that Hayle Skate gain  funding for this project, the sooner construction gets under way.

The target is for the Hayle Skate Park to be up and running for summer 2006. With this in mind there is a Hayle skate park fundraiser planned for Sunday 14 August starting at 12pm. Including four local bands, a local DJ and heaps of stalls and entertainment at the recreation ground.



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