The Lossiemouth Skatepark Initiative (Est.2014) is a Volunteer led sub-group of the charity, Lossiemouth Community Development Trust. We have been working hard to make the need for a skatepark in the town, a reality. Our aim is to provide a dedicated wheeled sports facility that people of all ages and abilities can enjoy and share for many years to come. Inspired by the rolling waves that lap the beautiful Lossie coastline, the design of the skatepark would emulate surfing with rolling carve banks and bowls, as well as ensuring more traditional street sections for boarders and riders to develop a multitude of different skill levels and styles.
To date, we have secured funding to have a professional feasibility study conducted, which was completed in the latter part of 2018. The outcome of this revealed overwhelming community support for the provision of a skatepark in Lossiemouth, and allowed us to take our application forward to Moray Council to negotiate the Community Asset Transfer of a site at Coulardbank Playing Fields.
We have been working closely with Moray Council to progress this, however, we have recently discovered that our application can go no further until we have conducted a Noise Impact Assessment, a Light Impact Assessment and a Drainage Impact Assessment. We have been notified by the Moray Council that these assessments must be carried out by professionals in each field, who can certify the suitability of the site. We have been quoted an estimated figure of £6000 to cover the cost of all three of these assessments combined. Without raising this money, and completing these impact assessments, we can go no further with the progression of our application to secure the site, and this means that the whole project is at a halt.
We would appreciate any donation you may be able to give, no matter how small. Should we manage to raise the £6000 needed, we will be able to continue our efforts with progressing the skatepark project, and would hope to see building commence later this year.