Hastings Borough Council teams up for Boyley Forever Skate Park project

WORKS are underway to make a skatepark expansion and makeover a reality.

Hastings Mayor Councilor James Bacon and Head of Cabinet for Culture and Health Andy Batsford met young skaters and riders who use Boyley Forever Skate Park on Falaise Road to see how council are doing in the modeling challenge and building the second phase of the skate park.

The project is in its early stages and the Council would like to hear from young people what should be done.

It is also examining funding opportunities for the program.

So far, the users of the park want the facility to be expanded so that more people can use the space more easily.

“Thanks to the Boyley Trust, who have worked hard for more than 20 years to make this park a place that can be used by many of the town’s residents, their future vision for this skate park is on the way to becoming a reality however, funds are still required to ensure the next phases of their plans can be implemented,” said Cllr Batsford.

“This skate park is such an important, safe and free place for hundreds of young people of all ages in Hastings.

“It was a real goal not only for the council officials and councilors to grow and complete the site, but also for the generations of incredibly experienced rider, skater and scooter boys and girls who have honed their talents on this site.

“This seems like the right time to move things forward and work with Xtrax, the users of the skate park, councillors, commercial companies, city councils and young people who can bring their ideas to help make this happen and a skate park too create that creates is designed and developed by young people who use and know the sport and the website.”

If you would like to be involved in this next phase, contact Xtrax’s Matt Davey at matt.davey@xtrax.org.

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