|August 2006 - Wivenhoe's
Skateboard play area is finished
Successive Town Mayors have wanted to install proper skateboard ramps for
youngsters instead of their makeshift ones in odd corners of Wivenhoe.
Somewhere where youngsters could play safely, in the open, on equipment
designed for the job. Two years ago, this Council set about the task of
finding a place where it could be located, dealing with all the fears such
a proposal would inevitably arouse and that had killed all previous
attempts to install one in Wivenhoe.
At last it has been achieved.
Built on one side of the King George V playing field, furthest away
from people's homes, it comprises just three ramps and two rails. Its
£18,000 cost has been funded by grants from the Mayor's Charity Fund,
Cory Environmental Trust, the Wivenhoe May Fair, Wivenhoe Carnival
Association, Essex Community Initiatives Fund and private
individuals. The construction of the base was very generously donated
and installed by Taylor Woodrow.