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EXCLUSIVE: Skatepark set to roll into Easter Drylaw park

NECN Contributor1 30th October 2014 Local News, sport Comments Off on EXCLUSIVE: Skatepark set to roll into Easter Drylaw park

Its been a long time coming but North Edinburgh Community News can today reveal that funding has been secured to build a Skatepark in Easter Drylaw park.

The project has been four years in the planning stages and was the idea of a group of young folk who complained that the journey to Saughton Skatepark was unreasonable.

The Skatepark will be built on the site of the current BMX track

The Skatepark will be built on the site of the current BMX track

The young people took their complain to local councillor Lesley Hinds and from there a group was set up to look at options for creating a Skatepark in the park.

The group appointed Architect Urban Design Futures and they prepared a feasibility study.

After that came the milestone of securing planning permission, this was relatively straight forward and then came the real hard task, raising £250,000.

Community reps of all ages have been involved in the steering group

Community reps of all ages have been involved in the steering group

At a meeting last night the group confirmed that all the money was in place, £100,000 as given from the 2014 Legacy Fund and its understood the rest has been made up of smaller grants and Council funding.

A source close to the project said “Its great news, the group have worked hard for a number of years.”

We will publish more information as it becomes available.

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