The Marple Memorial Park Skatepark Development Project page on the Friends of the Park web site has been updated this morning:http://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/projects/skate-park-improvements.html
As everyone who has been following the project will know, in March 2015 we submitted a grant application to the Lafarge-Tarmac Landfill Community Fund seeking £62,000, which was the balance of funds that we needed to complete the project. This was reviewed in May 2015 and unfortunately our application was not successful so we now need to decide what to do next.
The cost of the project is £100,000. So far £23,000 of Community Match-Funding has been raised. The Council has also set aside £22,000, so we have £45,000 altogether. This means that we still need to raise £55,000 to achieve the aims of the project.
We are going to need lots more support from the community if we are to recover from this setback and eventually succeed, so if you can help please get in touch.
Watch this space for PLAN C!
Here's an extract from the letter we received yesterday afternoon: