|10th July, 2006 - Works starts on
a Skateboard facility for Wivenhoe's youngsters
At long last work has started on building what adults have talked about
for years and what youngsters have dreamed about for years.
The Town Council's plans for a modest skate facility on the far side of
King George V playing field started today. The base measures 25 metres by
10 metres and is situated equidistant from the top and bottom of the
The base is being constructed by Taylor Woodrow without cost to the
town in a generous gesture towards Wivenhoe's young people.
When the base is finished, skateboard specialists GBH will install the
3 ramps and the 2 'rails' which will comprise this modest play
The base is being fitted into the slope of the field and the spare soil
being excavated will be used to help hide the ramps from the top of the
For more information about the design of the ramps etc., click here