Wheels in motion for skatepark

Contributed by editor on Sep 17, 2006 - 12:15 AM


A major refurbishment to create an exciting leading edge skatepark in Pencester Gardens, Dover is ready to take off - as important work begins this week o­n the upgrading of skateboard facilities in the park.

This radical upgrade of facilities follows partnership working between Dover District Council and Kent County Council, working closely with local young people in the Dover SK8/Extreme Sport Group and the Dover District Youth Forum.

The new park will feature a modern street plaza design concept and is due to open in November. The old skatepark has been closed as contractors move in to carry out the improvements and local skaters are being kept informed as work progresses.

Funding towards renovating the site has come from £200,000 given by Kent County Council Dover Local Board donated to improve the skate park facilities at both Pencester Gardens and Victoria Park, Deal.

Dover Local Board Chairman Bryan Cope said: 'I am delighted we have been able to work with the District Council to support projects that will make such a difference to young people living in Dover and Deal, as well as help regenerate the area.'