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Plans revealed for revamped Braunton skate park

PUBLISHED: 11:28 12 August 2014 | UPDATED: 11:28 12 August 2014

The proposed design for the revamped Braunton skate park.

The proposed design for the revamped Braunton skate park.

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Braunton surfing museum has plans to revamp the community skate bowl.

INNOVATIVE plans have been unveiled for a £100,000 transformation of Braunton skate park.

New designs were presented to Braunton Parish Council on Monday and now the Museum of British Surfing, which runs the park, hopes to raise the money to make them a reality.

The aging skate bowl at The Yard badly needs regeneration and it is hoped the plans drawn up by skate park designer Maverick Industries will turn it into a top class facility for the community to enjoy.

Peter Robinson at the Museum of British Surfing said with the parish council’s backing the museum intends to apply for grants to enable it to invest up to £100,000 on improvements.

The vision is to provide a better experience for locals, as well as attract visiting skateboarders with competitions and events at the new improved venue.

“The initial concept drawings from Mavericks are really amazing and have had great feedback from everyone who uses the current bowl,” said Peter.

“We will be consulting users even more over the next few weeks to fine tune the designs and make sure they’re the best they can be.”

The original bowl was built by the community and is considered a valuable asset to the village.

In 2011 the museum saved it from closure by taking on the running of the park.

The new design draws inspiration from old school pool skating whilst retaining elements of modern bowl skating.

“There are a lot of surfers in the area and we wanted to create something that is flowing like waves,” said Russ Holbert, director at Maverick.

“We wanted it to be something the surfers would like to use when there are no waves.”

The museum provides the skate bowl free of charge to the community as one of its roles as a charity.

It costs the charity almost £1,000 a year to run the skate bowl and maintain the building.

They urge everyone to visit the museum to help keep the skate bowl and youth club running.

For more information visit www.museumofbritishsurfing.org.uk.

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