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Winchester skate park receives boost from environmental trust
PLANS for a new Winchester skate park have been given a massive boost.
The Veolia Environmental Trust has given the city council a £100,000 grant through the Landfill Communities Fund for a new skate park in Gordon Road.
It will replace the existing park which officers say is worn out and needs replacing.
The new park will include equipment for BMXs, skateboards, rollerblades and scooters and is part of a wider plan to overhaul the leisure facilities at North Walls Recreation Ground, which could also include the construction of a new leisure centre.
Council outdoor recreation officer Susan Lord said: “This is great news for our project. The grant is very welcome and we look forward to working with the Trust team to ensure our plans become real and benefit the young people of Winchester.”
Paul Taylor, executive director of the Trust, added: “This grant is a great example of how the Trust and the Landfill Communities Fund make a real difference to communities of all types across the UK. Every project is important to us and we look forward to seeing work start and the new skate park take shape.”
The latest grant means the Trust has now awarded £1.7m to community and environmental projects in Hampshire over the past five years.
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