Wendover Skatepark

by Mark Standen in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom

Wendover Skatepark
We did it
On 31st January 2024 we successfully raised £1,070 with 28 supporters in 133 days

There is a severe lack of facilities for young people in Wendover and we are keen to provide a skatepark as a focal point.

by Mark Standen in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom


Who are we?

1694532462_wpc_green_logo_500.pngWendover Parish Council is the first tier of local government serving the parish of Wendover. We represent the local voice and provide services as set out below:

  • Allotments - Hogtrough Lane and London Road
  • Devolved services - grass verge cutting in 30mph, footpath clearance, hedge enforcements etc.
  • Dog waste bins and litter bins in open spaces
  • Hampden Pond
  • HS2 - mitigation on behalf of the community
  • Markets - weekly Thursday market and Local Produce Market on the third Saturday of every month
  • Open spaces - Ashbrook Park, Witchel Meadow, Hampden Meadow and Manor Waste
  • Play parks - Ashbrook Park and Hampden Meadow
  • Streetlights - excluding those on highways
  • Trees on parish council land
  • Wendover Neighbourhood Plan - 20 year plan for infrastructure and housing

Why are we crowdfunding?1694532964_full_play_area_2017_thumbnail.jpg

The Parish Council provides many services to local people, which is paid for as an additional amount of money on the Council Tax bill - known as the Precept. We work hard to keep the Precept as low as possible, without cutting services and keeping a balanced budget. We intend to build this skate park without having to raise any costs for residents who are already suffering due to the cost of living crisis. We have raised money from other funders but are not quite there yet and your support will help us to deliver this service without having to increase the burden on the local purse.

How we’ll spend the money raised

All money will go directly into building the skatepark and not the general council budgets. We are seeking for an organisation to match the funding we raise and we will close the Crowdfunder once we reach the limit.

Community impact

There is currently a severe lack of facilities for young people in Wendover and this was highlighted in the responses to a recent survey.  There is a strong desire from the Parish Council to provide a suitable facility for this demographic which is currently very much under-represented in terms of amenities in Wendover. Young people need safe places to meet, exercise and be creative - Wendover skatepark will be that place and provide a focal point for social interaction.  With physical and mental health issues becoming increasingly important for today’s youth, it’s time to offer a greater number of healthy, outdoor choices. With skateboarding now an Olympic sport participation in the sport has never been as high as it is now. Whilst it will be called a skatepark it will be suitable for all wheeled sports such as scootering, BMXing and rollerblading. Careful design of the skatepark will mean it is suitable for all ages and abilities.

As the facility will be free to use it is accessible to everyone. Wheeled activities in a carried out in a skatepark is much safer than in the streets, currently the only option for users in Wendover is to use private premises (such as School Car Parks and Industrial unit parking) which creates friction in the community. Skateparks support vibrant, healthy communities, just like many other sports facilities. 

The adopted Wendover Neighbourhood Plan specifically refers to a Skatepark as one of the projects to be delivered. 


How you can play your part

There are four simple ways to help us reach our target, and make this project a reality.

1. Make a pledge. Don’t delay if you’re going to support us because momentum is key to our success!

2. Spread the word. Share our project on your social media pages and tell the world to get behind us! The more people we reach, the more support we will get.

3. Offer rewards. Get involved if you are a local business by donating things we can offer to our supporters. We will give you a shout out!

4. Fundraise for us. If you want to run your own fundraiser – maybe a sponsored activity or similar – use the 'contact project' button at the top of our page to let us know. Setting up your own page only takes a few minutes and you won’t need any bank details. Just a fun idea!


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

£50 or more

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Rough Trade Books Printed Matter Package RRP£100!!

A selection of small books inc. Salena Godden’s latest poetry collection, Musa Okwonga’s hit novel In The End, It Was All About Love, Will Hodgkinson’s book on the lengendary Windmill venue in Brixton and Chilly Gonzales on Enya. Also inc are Richard Phoenix’s brilliant Do Your Own Thing, a RTB pin badge and sticker set and their The Shining Overlook Hotel room key fob - and perhaps best of all David Keenan and Sophy Hollington’s cult tarot deck

£4 or more

Buy us a Pint (of concrete!)

Buy us a pint, we never say no to a pint!

£8 or more

3 of 8 claimed

Block and Butcher £10 Gift Voucher

Block and Butcher have donated £10 gift vouchers. Are you getting ready for Christmas and ordering your turkey etc? If you are this is a great way to support local business and the Skatepark project!

£10 or more

0 of 2 claimed

Real Magic Books Tote Bag

Real Magic Books Tote Bag

£40 or more

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Antihero Cardiel Skateboard Deck 8.625" - RRP £60

Brand new, still in shrinkwrap. Awesome graphic, popsicle shape RRP £70

£50 or more

0 of 1 claimed

White Rabbit Music Books Package

A set of books from the best contemporary music publisher out there including cult titles from the likes of David Keenan, the recent Chemical Brothers book, Loaded by Dylan Jones, brilliant paperbacks by Jude Rogers and Vashti Bunyan, and the incredible Ten Thousand Apologies by Adele Stripe and Lias Saoudi. RRP £100

£60 or more

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Razor - A5 Lux Scooter - Blue (13073042)

New with case Razor - A5 Lux Scooter - Blue (13073042) RRP £105. Extra-large urethane wheels for an extra-smooth ride and a super sturdy deck to support up to 220 lbs. Razor A5 Lux is quick and easy to fold and light to carry, making it a great choice for commuters or those looking for a quicker and more hassle-free way to get around. Extra-large, urethane wheels provide a super-smooth and comfortable ride.

£100 or more

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The Animal News Agency - Press Release

Press Release RRP £250. The Animal News Agency specialises in placing stories in local and national media. They work with pet services and business, animal attractions and animal charities.

£10 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Hair cut at The Secret Barber RRP £16

Get your hair cut with the fabulous Hayley at the Secret Barber for only £10 - normally £16!!!

£15 or more

1 of 1 claimed

The Bucks Goat Centre Family Day Pass

The Bucks Goat Centre Family Day Pass, for 2 adults and 2 children RRP £20. Expiry 20.07.2024.

£20 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Rough Trade Records x Slam City Skates T shirt

Rad white T shirt Size XL

£40 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Swimming voucher - Aqua Vale Swimming & Fitness

One time use swimming voucher RRP £50 for Aqua Vale Swimming & Fitness Centre Aylesbury.

£40 or more

1 of 1 claimed

Ivan R Cammack Comprehensive Eye Examination

Eye examinations for adults start at £84 and this voucher is valid for a 50-minute Comprehensive Eye Examination, expiry 31/10/2024.

£100 or more

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Very Special Hybrid Minds Bundle

Incredible bundle which includes two SIGNED vinyl 12" Records and CD, another Unreleased 12" Vinyl, Hybrid Minds Sunglasses and Hybrid Minds mug.

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