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Indoor Skatepark Among Ideas Suggested For Scarborough Bid

Indoor Skatepark Among Ideas Suggested For Scarborough Bid

Published by Karen Liu at 7:19am 11th June 2020.

Scarborough's 'Town Deal' board has shared some ideas that have been submitted to them on how to improve the area.

It includes an indoor skatepark, a 'chill out' centre or cafe for young people with games and a creative, inspiring youth space are among many suggestions that have been put forward.

The ideas will be considered among hundreds of submissions to help secure a share of the government's £3.6bn Towns Fund, from which Scarborough could bid for up to £25m to create long-term economic regeneration.

Young people supporting the indoor skatepark idea say:

"It could also include a trampoline park, a cafe, skate shop, break-out spaces and other activities and a climbing wall."

Another group, of 30 teenagers aged 14- to 18 from St Augustine’s, Scarborough Sixth Form College, Scarborough College and Scalby School, have produced a 'mood board' of more than 70 images for the Town Deal to consider, decorating and creating a relaxed and inspiring green space that "feels like a festival all year round" with multi-use for youth gig and arts activities.

Scarborough's YMCA has also added youth ideas, including more cultural activities for young people and an indoor climbing, bouldering or parkour (obstacle course) centre.

David Kerfoot, who chairs the Town Deal board, said:

“The views of youth are very important to help us in our considerations and I thank everyone who has contributed so far.

The volume and variety of other suggestions to date have also been greatly encouraging". 

The Town Deal has joined forces with the Town Centre Strategy Team to help revitalise Scarborough town centre, but the Town Deal covers a wider strategy and geography.

If you have any questions on the project, email scarboroughtowndeal@gmail.com

You can add your thoughts, and read what other people have already suggested, at the official website https://mytown.communities.gov.uk/ and choose Scarborough. 

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