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New Skate Park for Town Mead

Published: 23rd April 2010 07:40

Skate boardWaltham Abbey Town Council recently announced the great news that they had been successful in securing a Playbuilders Scheme funding bid for the new skate park at Town Mead Leisure Park, Brooker Road in Waltham Abbey with a grant of £48,000 being awarded. This sum, combined with other grants gives the Waltham Abbey Town Council some £85,000 with which to install a state of the art new skate park/BMX track next to the children's play area.

Consultation events are being planned very soon, but in the meantime Town Clerk Kathryn Richmond advised they have set up a new Facebook page please go to http://www.facebook.com/ and search for the Group "Waltham Abbey Skate Park" or click on this link.

Please join their Group as they would really appreciate your ideas, thoughts and suggestions as it is important that the design is what YOU want, so have YOUR say !

They have recently uploaded two different possible design options - what do YOU think?  Please add your comments.

Keep visiting "Waltham Abbey Skate Park" to keep up to date with the skate park developments and let your friends know too.

However, if you do not have a Facebook account or prefer to send your comments by email, please send to Kathryn Richmond direct at the email address below.

If you don't give your views now the design specification will be agreed and construction started - don't miss this opportunity !

For further information please contact Kathryn Richmond on 01992 714949 or email her at kathryn.richmond@walthamabbey-tc.gov.uk

It's all happening at Town Mead

As it was only a couple of months ago that we heard the exciting news that Waltham Abbey will have a brand new astro-turf football pitch to replace the current one, as Epping Forest District Council's cabinet agreed that £527,000 should be spent on creating a full-size all-weather pitch at Town Mead. 

More recently the Essex Arrows baseball team were successful in obtaining funding for new dug outs and seating (located in the far left hand corner of Town Mead Leisure Park).  The new facilities were unveiled as they played their first game of the season in the National Baseball League on Sunday 18th April.  Please check out the AMA Calendar or our article on "Essex Arrows First Game of the Season" for details of our two local teams  Essex Arrows and Essex Archers home game schedule.  Great local FREE Sunday afternoon out with games starting at 12pm ! 

Photograph above by Site Editor Kate Towerzey with thanks to Stanley Bridge Cycles, 15 Market Square, Waltham Abbey, EN9 1DS for loaning this board for the photo.  They have a good selection of skate baords as well as bikes and assessories - well worth checking out !  Did you know they offer a Christmas club style saving scheme all your round giving customers the facility to purchase bikes in instalments.

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