The Rescue the Ramp team believes that the dilapidated Olympic size half pipe in the Norton Road skatepark should be renovated. We have put together the skills and financing to complete the work to a professional standard. The half pipe should finish up safer and in better condition than ever before. Sadly, we are currently blocked from completing the job by Norton Town Council. Why do we want to do it?
- We believe this project can significantly enhance the whole skatepark
- The half pipe is an incentive for involvement and skill development
- It is also a focus for events and will attract top skaters from around the country
- A good skatepark is positive for physical and mental health
- It helps local businesses by bringing people to the centre of the towns
- Few facilities are available locally for the main target age group
- There is fresh interest in skateboarding since the Olympic games
- The skatepark provides an anchor for other artistic, cultural, educational and training events
How can we make this happen?
- Support the team to take a positive role in the operation, maintenance and development of the skatepark
- Applaud and encourage community contributions, along with sponsorship, that have been channelled by the team
- Involve all the users in planning and development of the skatepark
- Promote activities and events to appeal to a wide range of people
- Offer proactive engagement with users to raise skill levels and encourage safety