Halwell and Moreleigh Pump Track

by Halwell and Moreleigh Pump Track in Totnes, Devon, United Kingdom

Total raised £15,390

£20,000 target 20 days left
76% 116 supporters
Keep what you raise – this project will receive all pledges made by 20th June 2024 at 9:14am

We are a small rural community wishing to create a pump track, which will provide a safe and exciting environment for all ages to enjoy.

by Halwell and Moreleigh Pump Track in Totnes, Devon, United Kingdom

We are a small rural, centrally located South Hams Parish Council with a big plan!  We would like to offer something for the younger generation in the parish, and further afield, from young tots on scooters to teenagers on mountain bikes.  We have begun fundraising for a Pump Track, but we need your support.

The Effects of Covid-19 and the Cost of Living Crisis

Like many small communities the effects of Covid-19 remain and whilst community events have started again, there is still a degree of isolation which we believe the pump track can overcome.  For the younger generation socialising in a safe and healthy environment is crucial, and being free to use will be greatly welcomed in a cost-of-living crisis.

Our Village Hall and Playing Fields

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Our village hall is in a fantastic location, 6 miles from Dartmouth, Kingsbridge and Totnes which makes it very accessible to over 25,000 people within a 15 minute drive. The hall lends itself to many types of functions which includes the use of our grounds. Therefore, making the pump track even more desirable. 

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What is a pump track?

A pump track is a continuous loop of banked turns, rollers & jumps. Designed and built in such a way that it enables users of all ability to circulate the track without the use of pedalling.

Pumping requires riders to push down then pull up through bending of arms & legs on the downward or upward slope of any roller or jump. This action is similar to keeping momentum on a swing by moving legs back & forwards. To perfect this technique, it can take time and be tiring but, once perfected, is a very satisfying feeling. Pump tracks offer a challenge to the very beginner, intermediate and expert rider.

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Above: This is an aerial view of the proposed pump track. 

Below: This is a photo of the area for the pump track.

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The Build

We have engaged with a company called Forte Trailscapes (https://fortetrailscapes.com/), who are based in Devon, to give us an idea of potential scope and costings.  They have developed many tracks over the last 20 years and build them to Rospa guidelines.

We also intend to invite quotes from other parties to ensure we are getting value for money.

Planning

We have discussed the need for planning permission with our South Hams District Councillor.  The view is that the scheme would be able to be achieved through permitted development as it is being run by the Parish Council.  If, for whatever reason, it did not qualify for permitted development the planners have suggested that an application would be positively received.

Funding

This project will cost in the region of £50,000. We have made some significant strides in raising this amount due to recent development within the parish, but we still have a way to go. We have created this Crowdfunding page to help raise funds along with other fundraising events of our own at the hall.  

Outcomes

The Pump Track will provide a safe environment for children to improve their cycling skills and get involved in exercise.  It will be a family focal point and improve community spirit, expanding social contact and reducing isolation.  As it will be free it will also be an inclusive activity which is important in a cost of living crisis.

Would you consider helping?

We are asking for your support to help us reach our goal. We think this would be a huge asset to the parish, which would draw people from all over the South Hams. 

All donations are greatly received. Thank you in advance and we welcome you to come and use our pump track anytime! 

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Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation. Please select a reward below.

£500 or more

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Treated timber to construct an 18m fence

Barton Sawmill have kindly donated treated timber to construct an 18m feather edge fence at 6ft high. The timber includes 11 no 8’ x 4” x 4” post 15 no 12’ x 3.5” x 1.5” rails 144 no 6’ x 6” x feather edge boards Normal cost £600+vat Collection from Barton Sawmill https://www.bartonsawmill.co.uk/

£130 or more

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Dog Pawtrait Session with Norsworthy Photography

Martyn Norsworhty Photography has kindly offer a Dog Pawtrait Session. Usual price £149 www.norsworthyphotography.com

£500 or more

Advertising for your business at our pump track

All businesses giving donations of £500+ will be shown on the display plaque at the entrance to the pump track.

£5 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Remote control truck

Travis Perkins have kindly donated a remote control off road truck. www.travisperkins.co.uk

£8 or more

2 of 2 claimed

£10 book voucher from Books by the River

Books by the River have kindly offered a £10 book voucher.

£8 or more

3 of 3 claimed

£10 Morrisons Gift Card

Morrisons have kindly given us £10 gift cards to be redeemed in their stores. https://my.morrisons.com/storefinder/339/totnes

£18 or more

2 of 2 claimed

Masons Kings £20 voucher

Masons Kings have kindly given us £20 vouchers to be spent in their stores. https://www.masonskings.co.uk/

£18 or more

3 of 3 claimed

£20 voucher from Venus

Venus have kindly donated £20 vouchers for use in their cafes and shop. www.lovingthebeach.co.uk

£20 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Fresh Oven Ready Duck from Stanbourogh Farm

Stanbourogh Farm have kindly donated a fresh, oven ready Duck. Ready for this weekend! Collection from Stanbourogh Farm, Halwell. https://www.stanboroughchristmaspoultry.com/

£22 or more

2 of 2 claimed

£25 food voucher at New Inn, Moreleigh

The New Inn, Moreleigh is kindly offering a £25 food voucher. https://thenewinnmorleigh.co.uk/

£25 or more

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Sunday lunch for 2 at Castle Café, Berry Pomeroy

The Castle Café in Berry Pomeroy have kindly offered Sunday lunch for two people. Usual price is £29. https://www.facebook.com/people/Berry-Castle-Cafe/100069351725297/

£25 or more

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Cyclist duckling from DCUK

DCUK have kindly donated a Leisure Cyclist Duckling. RRP £29.99 www.dcuk.com

£28 or more

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Free Sunday Carvery for two at the Sportsmans Arms

The Sportsman's Arms, Dartmouth is kindly offering a Sunday Carvery main course for 2 people. Usually priced at £32. https://www.sportsmansarmsdartmouth.co.uk/

£28 or more

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Pizza for 2 at the Crabshell Inn, Kingsbridge

The Crabshell Inn, Kingsbridge has kindly offered Pizza for Two. The usual price is up to £38. https://thecrabshellinn.co.uk/

£30 or more

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Sunday lunch for 2 at the Old Inn, Halwell

A delicious Sunday lunch for two people kindly offered by the Old Inn, Halwell. Main course and dessert. Usually priced at £35. http://www.theoldinnhalwell.co.uk/

£40 or more

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Uppercutz Cut & Blow Dry

Uppercutz Hairdressing in Kingsbridge has kindly given us vouchers for a Cut & Blow Dry usually priced at £45. http://www.uppercutz.co.uk/

£45 or more

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Uppercutz Luxury Hair Hamper

Uppercutz Hairdressing in Kingsbridge has kindly given us Luxury Hair Hampers which usually retail at £50. Local delivery only. http://www.uppercutz.co.uk/

£45 or more

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£50 voucher from Simon Drew

Simon Drew has kindly donated a £50 voucher. www.simondrew.co.uk

£50 or more

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Tesco's Pamper Hamper

Tesco's in Kingsbridge have kindly donated a pamper hamper. RRP £60. Local delivery only. https://www.tesco.com/

£108 or more

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A dumpy bag of kiln dried logs

MQS has kindly said they will deliver a dumpy bag of kiln dried logs to your home (within 10 miles of Torr Quarry). Usual price £125. https://mountsquarrysupplies.co.uk/

£125 or more

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1 cubic metre of dried logs and kindling

Chris Reeve Logs & Kindling has kindly offered a cubic metre of quality firewood and 3 bags of kindling. Will deliver free within 6 miles of Halwell. Usual price is £144.

£130 or more

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Studio Session with Norsworthy Photography

Martyn Norsworthy Photography has kindly offer a Studio Session. Usual price £149 www.norsworthyphotography.com

£190 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Best Western Dartmouth Golf Club 18 holes foursome

Best Western Dartmouth Hotel Golf & Spa have kindly offered 18 holes on the Championship Course for 4 people. RRP £220. https://www.bestwestern.co.uk/hotels/best-western-the-dartmouth-hotel-golf-spa-83978

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