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Skate park site a 'long-term ambition' for Deeping St Nicholas




Deeping St Nicholas is the latest parish council in South Holland with a “very ambitious project” for a skate park.

The plan was revealed by parish council chairman Coun William Rodwell (second right in picture below) in his report for 2017-18, as published in the latest Deeping St Nicholas Village News magazine.

Coun William Rodwell, chairman of Deeping St Nicholas Parish Council. Photo by Tim Wilson. SG080511-146TW. (1931603)
Coun William Rodwell, chairman of Deeping St Nicholas Parish Council. Photo by Tim Wilson. SG080511-146TW. (1931603)

Just like Crowland, Fleet and Holbeach Parish Councils, whose members have either announced or are actively working on plans to create a skate part for children and young people, Deeping St Nicholas is now looking at ways to fund its plan. In his report, Coun Rodwell said: “We are hopeful of improving the enclosed play area at St Nicholas Park and also putting in some adult outdoor gym equipment for older residents this spring.

“The parish council also wants to put a skate park in the village and feels that the best site would be the play area at Littleworth crossing as this would keep any noise away from homes and make use of an area that is little used.

“Crossing the A1175 is a concern but this is something regularly undertaken by children at the school bus drop off point each day.

“We will try and obtain funding for this very ambitious project.”

However, Coun Rodwell went on to warn that plans for a new skate park would have to wait until several other developments in the village take place.

A scheme at Home Farm, off Littleworth Drove, could see 120 new homes and a village hall built, while there are also separate plans for up to 66 houses to be built at nearby Caulton’s Field.

Coun Rodwell said: “The skate park is a long-term aim that will not get off the ground until we see what happens with the Home Farm and Caulton’s Field developments as this may be the first time we could gain funds towards the project.

"But that could be years away and whilst we need something to occupy older children, £80,000 for a new skate park will take a lot of finding."



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