06 January 2009
By Helen Bell
THE future development of the X-Site Skate Park, Skegness, could be in your hands at a consultation event on Saturday, January 17.
The Lincolnshire Extreme Sports Association (LESA) wants to see the county's east coast become the home of extreme sports and created the skate park in 2006.
The park's outdoor plaza was completed in April 2007 and X-Site has firmly established itself as a major venue for skate boarding, skating, and BMX-ing and hosts a number of national contests with pro-skaters.
LESA is now keen to expand the park further and wants to know how local residents and extreme sports fans would like to see it develop, so a consultation day has been planned.
Centre manager Nick Bray said: "We would encourage all those with an interest in the future of the park to give us their views, opinions and ideas.
"The vision of LESA is to create a home for UK extreme sports on the east coast of Lincolnshire. We're keen to ensure the local community has the opportunity to comment on our ambition and the future developments of X-Site Skate Park, which is why we have launched this consultation."
The consultation will take place at the skate park from noon-5pm.
Check out the release below or download the PDF here .
Adrenaline Alley is the UK’s largest indoor skate park and urban sport venue. With a growing National and International reputation, Adrenaline Alley has exciting plans for substantial growth and investment in new facilities.
In preparation for this we are reorganising our operations structure and intend to fill vacancies for two Team Managers and one Park Supervisor over the coming months.
We are looking for people who are keen to join our small, highly motivated team and help us develop the effective and efficiently run facility sustaining the environment and ethos that we are proud of. Previous experience of urban or other sports is not essential and full training will be given. Both positions are expected to offer significant personal development opportunities as the Alley grows.
The Team Managers must also be able to demonstrate the ability to take full responsibility for all aspects of the on-site operation without close supervision.
The Alley is open 7 days a week and the positions involve working a shift rota that includes some evening and weekend working. We are a small and enthusiastic team and a willingness to muck in and get involved in all aspects of this exciting facility is essential.
Salary will be commensurate with the experience and qualifications of the successful candidates.
An enhanced CRB check will be required for successful candidates.
For more information about us please see our website http://www.adrenalinealley.co.uk or come and visit.
Adrenaline Alley, Arnsley Road, Off Priors Haw Road, Corby. Northamptonshire, NN17 5QW
Tel: 01536 202049 Registered Charity No. 1115146
Originally Published: Thursday, December 04, 2008
A PLANNED skate park for Bestwood Estate and Top Valley will bring down boundaries between youngsters in the two areas, it is hoped.
Plans have been submitted to Nottingham City Council for South Glades Skate Park to be built on Southglade Park, which stands between the two estates.
It is hoped the park, which will cost up to £170,000, will enable youngsters from the estates to mix together without rivalries.
Bestwood resident Pat Chambers, 69, a long-standing community campaigner, said: "If it goes through it will be a great thing.
"We have had so many complaints in the past from kids, that there is nothing for them to do. Boundaries do exist between different areas and to put something like this between them is good because it brings children from two areas together."
The 60-metre long park will be situated at the northern part of Southglade Park, off Southglade Road.
It will have a 'half-pipe' up to four metres high and there will also be a dip and several ramps which skaters can ride over.
Angela Walker, chairwoman of Bestwood Estate's new tenants' and residents' group, said: "I am all for it. It is a good idea, as long as it gets kids off the roads. It will give them some- thing to do – and that's what kids are always complaining about."
Bestwood councillor Brian Grocock said the council wanted the park to help youngsters from the two estates mix.
It should be open by March 2009.
He said: "I am really enthused about it. It will give kids a great deal to do. I am sure there will be a number of children that will think it's marvellous."
One of X-Site's regular skaters suffers from a rare disease called Shwachmann-Diamond disease which causes problems to his pancreas, bone marrow and skeleton, but he still manages to skate all day with a smile on his face. Now its the skateparks turn to give something special back.
They have loads of goodies to raffle including a signed Tony Hawk picture, Volcom Entertainment guitar, Gyppo signed deck and loads of other goodies. The Death Team are coming down to enjoy a skate, too.
All raffle money and donations will be given to the Shwachmann-Diamond support project who will then present Great Ormond Street with the mony raised. Please come along and show your support.
If their is anyone out there wishing to donate a prize for the raffle please give Nick Bray a call on the skatepark number found on their website. Anything and eveything is much appreciated.
Thanks to everyone who has supported this up to now.