A new report issued by Raunds Town Council highlights that due to the popular use of the Skate Park at Amos Lawrence field, the annual maintenance costs are around £3,000 per year.
Costs are so high due to frequent vandalism which has seen the park needing to be closed on a number of occasions. However, the costs also consider that the structures are made of wood which needs regular treatment.
Three options will be discussed at the upcoming Environment and Leisure Committee in the Council Chamber on Tuesday 17th September, 7:30pm
Option 1: The existing park is re-surfaced and elements rebuilt (£15,000-£20,000)
Option 2: The existing park is re-modelled, and new elements added (£20,000 – £30,000)
Option 3: The park is entirely rebuilt in concrete (£85,000)
There is no apparent option to remove the park entirely.
Let us know in the comments below your thoughts on how valuable the skate park is and how much investment should be provided to sustain its future.