GALMPTON YOUTH PROJECT
Pie Fair Picture)
AT LAST WE
WE STILL NEED FUNDS FOR
Donations however little or large
can be made at the local Post Office
now have the new mini-ramp installed as can be seen,
but as the site has not yet been inspected, it is not yet open to the
public. Before this is possible, we shall also have to add another layer of
ply to smooth the curve which at present is better adapted to BMXs than
skateboarders. It will also have to be painted and then inspected and
reassessed for insurance. We do hope it won't all take too long!
all is sorted out, we will have an official launch and skateboarding
demonstration by a local expert, so those interested should watch this
We're still very keen for the support of other
users and their parents wherever possible as it is proving quite a challenge
for our small group to maintain alone. Please contact me
or Caroline if you can offer any help (see contact details below).
Project now has secure surrounding fencing and is currently arranging the
purchase of a mini ramp. The skatepark will have to be closed temporarily
until the ramp is installed.
Thank you very
much to everyone in the village who has supported the skatepark. We
are now looking for parents of young skatepark users who would be interested
in helping to take over the responsibility for running this facility as the
children of those who established the facility are now grown up or on the
point of leaving home! We would also appeal to anyone who knows of a cheaper
insurance option (less than £700 ) than the one we currently have!
As part of the plans to
replace the pavilion at the memorial playing fields in
Galmpton a skate board park has been built in the
corner of the playing field adjacent to the Dartmouth Road
The youth members
and organisers of the
Galmpton Youth Project
would like to thank all the people that helped construct the park and to
everyone who made donations. Many thanks.
Youth Project organisers.
Helen Boyles on +44 (0)1803 845761 or Caroline Langworthy on +44 (0)1803 846168
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Galmpton Residents Association Support
To support the provision of
recreational facilities for teenagers in the village.
The primary aim at present is
to fund the provision of a skateboarding facility which will be sited at the
bottom of the Pavilion playing field on an aria of waste, but level ground
just beyond the football pitch. This will occupy an area roughly 10 by 12
metres and has already received planning permission and further council
The interim is to eventually
have this facility managed and funded as far as possible by the Galmpton
Youth Project themselves (with continuing discreet adult support).
Eventually, we would also
like to ensure that there is provision inside the completed Pavilion
building for young people to meet and use other small scale recreational
equipment such as TVs, computer games, with additional refreshment
We strongly feel the lack of
any suitable designated site within the village where young people can skate
safely. They are currently using the main road through the village as well
as other local hard surface areas like the Churston Broadway shops which is
both annoying to local residents and potentially dangerous. Minor accidents
have already occurred.
Shown in organisation of
charitable group in July '02
Organisation of regular
meetings where action plans are discussed and implemented
including stalls at local fairs, carol-singing and line of pennies in
Brixham High Street with others planned. The chief fundraisers have been
the young people themselves who have clearly demonstrated their serious
commitment to the project
Enlisting support from other
local charities like the Brixham Lions to whom we have shown reciprocal
Local newspaper coverage of
fundraising events (available to view for anyone interested)
Plans for official definition
of skateboarding club with paying members to ensure long term maintenance of
site and equipment
Application to made to
sources of funding
Bank account opened at HSBC
Many local contacts made
including with local police who have pledged support
Raising of £500 which has
helped pay for cost for redundant but newly completed equipment offered at
reduced cost by Kingsbridge Youth Group.
Galmpton Youth Project
raised £65 at the Gooseberry Pie Fair and an additional £30 was raised
at a car boot sale on 31st July!
Commitment to General
Besides supporting the
pavilion project in a 'user' capacity, We have also been involved in
organising fund raising activities for the project as a whole, such as last
Jubilee Street party, 2002. We acknowledge our responsibility to remain
supportive of the aims of the Pavilion Trust to supply and maintain an
essential community facility.