Kintbury Skate Park

Kintbury Skate Park. Photo: James CollinsIn 2011 it was identified in the Kintbury Parish Plan that there were not enough activities for young people in the village. As a result, the parish council vice chair, Mrs Ruth Kaye, undertook research to identify a suitable facility, and with the help of local youth, it was decided to raise the £79,500 required make a skatepark at the Gladstone Memorial Recreation Ground for BMXers and skateboarders a reality.

Maverick Industries Ltd was commissioned to build the concrete skatepark, the same contractor who built the skatepark at Victoria Park in Newbury which the Trust also supported with a grant of £100,000 (including the new play area).

Mrs Kaye approached Greenham Trust which agreed to give £39,750 through its CBIP funding stream, 50% of the cost of the skatepark, if the other 50% could be raised elsewhere. The balance was raised through a grant from Community First, Sovereign Housing, Kintbury Parish Council, The Gladstone Memorial Recreation Ground Trust, which owns the land the skatepark has been built on, and the local kids  

"We are delighted the Kintbury skatepark is now complete and being used by young people in the village, without the help of Greenham Trust it would never have happened so thank you. Maverick finished the work at 3pm and by 3.30pm it was full of young people using it," said Mrs Kaye.