Q: Why was the old skate park demolished?
A: Due to vandalism, however the skate park was due to be taken down as it was on land designated for the new Mill Chase Academy. The site was transferred from the Defence Infrastructure Organisation to Hampshire County Council in August 2017.
Q: Why was the new skate park positioned on station road and Budds lane?
A: The skate park was located at the junction of Budds Lane and Station Road as this was felt to be a central point in the development, easily accessible for all, well located next to the proposed Mill Chase Academy and future youth facilities, but also sufficiently far away from residential properties so as not to cause disturbance.
The location will be visible from a number of routes, so well overlooked, and has great access into the Town's Green Loop which will encourage access via walking and cycling.
The proposed Youth Activity Centre which will also be delivered by the Whitehill & Bordon Regeneration Company will provide skate park users with access to facilities including a drinking water fountain, cafe and public toilets.
Q: Why is there no safety net around it?
A: The skate park has been designed with the local highways in mind. The way in which the skate park will be used in the areas closest to the road means that the ejection of play equipment such as skate boards is unlikely.
Q: Who has safety checked the skate park?
A: The skate park was inspected by the Play Inspection Company Ltd who are certified by the Register of Play Inspectors International (RPII).
Q: What is the specification of the skate park / features?
A: The main features are:
- Grind Ledges - Rails - Steps - Manual Pads - Jump Box - Driveway/Apex Flat Banks - Hips - 4ft high, Bowled Mini-Ramp - 6ft high, 1/4 Pipe Extension
Q: Will there be bins?
A: Whitehill Town Council have installed three bins.
Q: Can we graffiti?
A: The council have employed a no graffiti policy.
Q: What are the opening hours of the skate park?
A: There are no designated opening hours for the skate park.
Q: Where is there parking?
A: A small provision for car parking will be provided on the playing field opposite the skate park on Budds Lane. The car park will be delivered shortly.
Q: Who is responsible for the skate park?
A: Whitehill Town Council are responsible for the skate park.
Q: Will there be landscaping and areas to sit?
A: The site has been landscaped and a bench provided for seating. The tank bollards also provide seating for spectators and the skate park users.
Q: What else is there for youngsters to do in the area?
A: With the Hogmoor Inclosure Natural Play Area, numerous playing fields, a BMX track, local children’s play parks, a swimming pool, Whitehill & Bordon offers a variety of facilities for youngsters