Cockermouth bike park bid on agenda
Last updated at 19:55, Thursday, 05 July 2012
Discussions will take place next week over designs for a new free ride bike park in Cockermouth.
The park will be built at Tarn Close following the presentation of a 200-name petition to the town council by teenagers Justin Forster and Adam Morgan last September.
A deed of variation for Tarn Close was signed in March to allow work to take place, and the town council talked with the two boys about what they would like to see built.
They suggested five or six areas including ramps and jumps, but after the council discussed the ideas with the Groundwork Trust, which is carrying out the project, it was found it would cost between £80,000 and £100,000.
A meeting will take place on Wednesday between the students and the town council to decide on an appropriate scheme, which will look to provide a track rather than five or six different areas.
It is expected that this will cost between £10,000 and £15,000, with £10,000 coming from the council’s balances.
Town clerk Sheila Brown will look for funding for the remaining £5,000.
Adam and Justin started the petition after they made a jump in the grounds of industrial units at Derwentside Gardens but attracted complaints from residents.
They collected signatures from friends and staff at Cockermouth School and gave a presentation to the town council.
First published at 19:20, Thursday, 05 July 2012
Published by http://www.timesandstar.co.uk
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