Members of the public are being asked for their views to help the Council refurbish the skate park at Royal Victoria Park in Bath.
This is an opportunity to upgrade the aging facilities (which are over 20 years old) before they are no longer repairable and create an exciting new park that will serve current and future riders for the next twenty years.
As with any park refurbishment, the Council welcomes the input of users of the park to help inform the plans.
To this end surveys have already been underway at the skate park to get an initial view of what is wanted and these surveys will continue over June.
In addition to this the Council has also launched an online survey for riders and would-be riders to fill in at www.bathnes.gov.uk/consultations/skate-park-refurbishment-royal-victoria-park.
Cllr David Dixon (Lib-Dem, Oldfield), Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods, said: “This is an exciting opportunity to make the skate park a great community facility for riders of all abilities – from beginners through to seasoned professionals – for decades to come.
“We are aware of people’s concerns over whether the old u-shaped ‘vert ramp’ will stay, but it must be appreciated that the old ramp has reached the end of its life and has to go.
“However, the proposals for what will be in the refurbished park will not be made until we have carefully considered all the feedback from the public consultation. Bath & North East Somerset Council encourages people to fill in the survey and let us know their views.”
All the information collected through the consultation will help to inform the design brief. Once that stage is reached, and as the designs are developed, the views of riders will once again be taken to help refine the design.