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More than 100 people view and comment on plans for a skate park in Forres


By Garry McCartney

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Organisers Nikk Horne (left) and Shaun Moat with the new plans for a skate park in Forres.
Organisers Nikk Horne (left) and Shaun Moat with the new plans for a skate park in Forres.

THE town took another roll towards a skate park with two public consultations.

Forres Skate Park Initiative (FSPI) hosted the early evening events for stakeholders and the general public in the upper games hall at Forres House Community Centre, to share concept designs and reveal the winning logo for the project designed by a local pupil.

Members of the public giving the plans and logo designs a once-over.
Members of the public giving the plans and logo designs a once-over.

FSPI chairman, Shaun Moat, confirmed over 150 people attended the public event.

He said: “They viewed the concept images on display and were able to complete a survey. Many took part in our raffle which raised £282 for project funds. We had 90 logo designs from local schools - Innes Jordan from Forres Academy received the most public votes and won a skateboard. Both events showed the amazing support fort his project and the choice of Grant Park as venue.”

Ava Mathers won a skateboard at the event in a raffle.
Ava Mathers won a skateboard at the event in a raffle.
The winning logo design by Innes Jordan.
The winning logo design by Innes Jordan.

Digital marketing business 3rd Pixel is now converting Innes’ design for use across FSPI’s website, social media and possibly T-shirts.

Six attending stakeholders included Applegrove Primary School’s head teacher Mrs Heather Murray, Moray Councillors Kathleen Robertson (Forres, Conservative), Scott Lawrence (Forres, SNP) and Paul McBain (Forres Conservative), representatives from Moray Council’s Education Department, as well as community support officer, Martin Robertson.

FSPI are preparing a Community Asset Transfer application for the preferred site while the local authority’s legal department investigates Grant Park’s licensing deeds. FSPI hope to have the skate park built by next year at an estimated cost of £700,000.

Shaun added: “Thank you to everyone who attended. The feedback has been amazing and will help with finally getting a skate park.”

Complete the skate park consultation at https://forms.gle/hnfNzTbzy6xaWpUR7.



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