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Re: Marple Skatepark Fund-raising target of £100,000 Reached!
« Reply #49 on: March 26, 2017, 02:23:09 PM »
Good to see the skate park coming along and that people can't wait to use it but sure it must be a bit dodgy having people skating on a building site and unfinished features.

This is Sunday afternoon. I did challenge them but they didn't see the harm. I'm sure their parents would sue quick enough if one of them hurt themselves in it. Perhaps more secure fencing is in order.

 

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« Reply #48 on: March 24, 2017, 11:14:02 PM »
Can't help but notice a few health and safety issues with that yellow cable! Maybe should crop that bit out for the contractors sake! Just saying LOL  ;)

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« Reply #47 on: March 24, 2017, 06:57:52 PM »
Focussed on the finished Poppy feature today:

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« Reply #46 on: March 24, 2017, 11:56:30 AM »
I wish I could get concrete to look half as good as they have!

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« Reply #45 on: March 24, 2017, 07:27:28 AM »
Day 51 - last big concrete pour yesterday:





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« Reply #44 on: March 21, 2017, 04:09:31 PM »
Day 49 - progressing nicely:








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« Reply #43 on: March 19, 2017, 02:51:51 PM »
Extra Funding for Marple Skatepark!

Before Christmas the Skatepark Team and the Council became concerned about the condition of the old tarmac on the lower level of the existing skatepark. In recent months it had started to break-up in places and we were worried that it would deteriorate quickly once the new skatepark was built and it was receiving even more visitors than before. We spoke to the contractor about concreting this section during the current construction phase and learned that it would cost just under £12,000 more.

This level of extra fund-raising was beyond our means at such short-notice but we were delighted that when we told Life Leisure Stockport about it they came to our aid with a community funding award for the extra money we needed.  The extra funding is a fantastic boost to the project as it means the lower section of the skatepark will be fully integrated with the new extended area and it will alleviate potentially difficult maintenance problems that were likely to arise in the future.

We would like to thank Life Leisure for stepping in at such short notice and recognising the project's importance to the local community. We're also pleased to report that this extra work is now under-way.

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« Reply #42 on: March 17, 2017, 12:02:10 PM »
Day 45 - lots of features progressing despite the damp.











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« Reply #41 on: March 16, 2017, 06:32:36 AM »
Day 43 - great to have some sunshine on Marple Skatepark yesterday:







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« Reply #40 on: March 13, 2017, 04:56:23 PM »
Day 41 - catch-up with progress since Thursday:







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« Reply #39 on: March 09, 2017, 05:06:58 PM »
Day 37 - Jumpbox construction with photos and videos:













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« Reply #38 on: March 07, 2017, 04:44:15 PM »
Day 35 - today we are mainly trowelling smooth!







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« Reply #37 on: March 06, 2017, 11:59:57 AM »
Day 34 - first day of concrete spraying to ramps - very exciting!







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« Reply #36 on: March 03, 2017, 03:57:20 PM »
Day 30 - reinforcement for final slab and poppy base being prepared:








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« Reply #35 on: February 28, 2017, 08:27:15 PM »
Day 28 - excavating for poppy and ramps nearly ready for concrete spraying:









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