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Skatepark Funding 2020: How to Raise Serious Cash for your Local Community Project

This is the story of I how I raised over £170,000 for my local skatepark project in Alton over 2018/2019/2020. Hopefully it will spur you on to get involved and fundraise for your own local skatepark too. Part 1: Lucky Timing Alton skatepark last had a refurb in 1997 as far as I can remember, but other than a few re-spray jobs and a new grind box it hasn’t had much love in the last 20+ years. Then the…

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2019 Alton Skatepark Contract Awarded to Maverick Industries

Part 1: Maverick Skateparks officially chosen to build the new Alton skatepark The Alton Town Council Task and Finishing Group have been a busy bunch since I released the first blog about the new skatepark plans back in August 2018.  The Council side of the team set about organising the process of putting the design and construction of the park out to Tender so that any interested skatepark companies could submit an application to win the job.  I won’t…

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New Alton Skatepark Gets Council Seal of Approval for 2019

On Wednesday 22nd August 2018 Alton Town Councillors gathered with members of the local skateboard, BMX and scooter communities alongside Maverick Skatepark’s Lead Designer, Ian Jennings, to discuss plans for a completely redesigned concrete skatepark which will replace the current wooden/steel features at the Jubilee Fields site. I was there representing local skaters.  Read on for a full update on the current situation. Part 1: A ticking time bomb of rotten wood and dented steel One of the first…

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