Cash boost for skate park and BMX track project

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Cash boost for skate park and BMX track project

Ambitious plans to provide Bexhill with a new skate park, BMX track and games area have been given a welcome cash boost.

Hastings Round Table has agreed to donate £5,000 to help improve sports and recreation facilities at Sidley Recreation Ground.

Rother District Council agreed the project in December last year and committed £300,000 of funding. The scheme includes a new concrete skatepark, an improved BMX track to meet regional standards and an all-weather multi-use games area for basketball and football - all of which will be free to use.

"We are delighted that Hastings Round Table has recognized the value of this project and have kindly and generously donated £5,000 in a bid to make it a reality," said Cllr Jim Carroll, the district council's cabinet member for young people, sport and leisure.

"This is an ambitious project which will benefit the town as a whole and bring visitors to the area. We are fortunate to be working with Bexhill Burners BMX Club and the Bexhill Skatepark Action Group, who are helping us to promote the project and raise funds."

Hastings Round Table has been able to make the donation with funds raised primarily from the annual Hastings Beer and Music Festival. This year's three day event runs until Saturday, July 7 at The Oval in Hastings.

Rother District Council and its partners continue to take advantage of developer contributions and explore funding opportunities to fund the Sidley Recreation Ground project.

Published 3 July 2018

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