Skateboard Plaza boosted by Lowestoft Lions donation


A new skateboard facility, currently under construction in Carlton Colville has been helped by a donation from Lowestoft Lions
The £125,000 Skateboard Plaza on Carlton Meadow Park is being funded by Carlton Colville Town Council and with money received from housing developer contributions. Financial support has also come from local supermarket Tesco, county councillors and other community organisations.During a recent visit by Lowestoft Lions members to inspect progress with the installation, Lion Derek Ward handed over a cheque for £1000 to Town Councillors Jason Rodwell, Paul Radforth & Paul Light towards the costs of the project.

The Town Councillors explained that the old skateboard park was mainly built using angle iron with a flexible wood surface – which unfortunately rotted.
The new skateboard plaza will have extra height and will be built using concrete which as well as lasting longer will also be much quieter. It will have a polished concrete surface, which should make it less noisy.
The plaza will also be much more complex and challenging – but will also accommodate BMX riders and scooter users as well as skateboards. It is a multiuse facility – much like another recreational area called a MUGA or Multi Use Games Area that the council put in last year.

The Town Councillors said “With these added facilities and the central location of Carlton Meadow, in the middle of the housing areas, it should attract more people to use it.
The new Plaza, which should be finished in September / October, will meet the needs of a lot of youngsters who complain that they have nothing to do. This should encourage them to come outdoors and exercise on a purpose built recreational area.”