The Skatepark Project page on the Friends' web site has been updated to acknowledge the recent donation of £100 from The Brass Bands of Marple and also a personal donation from Sue Emery, secretary of The Charles Ingham Bandroom Fund, which amounts to £117.50 after Gift-Aid. A very big thank you to Sue and the bands for boosting our skatepark funds.
The page has also been updated to explain that following our community fund-raising success over the last 12 months Stockport Council has reserved £22,000 from local commuted sums (section 106 agreements) for Marple Memorial Skate Park Development Project with the proviso that a bid to the Veolia Environmental Trust is successful. If it is successful then this money will cover the independent contribution needed to cover land taxes (approx £10K) and also boost our total match-funding. This will reduce the amount of money that we need to ask for, or possibly allow us to construct a better skatepark.
Thank you SMBC for recognising and supporting our efforts!
The Skatepark page is here: http://www.marplememorialpark.org.uk/projects/skate-park-improvements.html