Following two years of fund raising and planning, we are delighted to have recently opened “Phase 3” of the ‘play area master plan’, a new BMX Pump Track on the Queen’s Field in Waverton
This is a fantastic outdoor facility which will be enjoyed by Waverton residents and visitors for the years to come. The track is located on the Queen’s Field next to the play areas, and is designed for: BMX bikes, BMX cruisers, mountain bikes, skateboards, micro scooters, rollerblades. The track offers scope for the beginner and the expert rider alike.
The funding for the track has come from several sources for which we are incredibly appreciative. Our principle funder is FCC Communities Foundation (formerly called Wren). We have also received generous contributions from local organisations: Grosvenor Westminster Foundation; The Crocky Trail and its local customers. We would like to thank the contractors - Clark & Kent - for their excellent work, and care and attention whilst undergoing the building works. Thanks also to Gethin from Stiwdio Owens for his support and expertise in helping us to apply for funding and carry out the tender for works.
We have conducted a “virtual” opening and have posted a video on our Parish Council twitter feed (Twitter: @wavertonvillage) and on Clark&Kent’s Instagram and Facebook pages. See video link below. Before the opening we passed the ROSPA safety test, with the inspector commending the “very good design and installation”. There is a prominent sign at the entrance showing the safety instructions, including a visual illustration of the personal safety equipment all track users should be wearing (e.g bmx helmet with face shield).
Dave Clarke of Waverton Parish council comments: “we are delighted to have opened the new BMX pump track and it’s wonderful to see it being so popular in the first few weeks since opening. It provides healthy outdoor exercise for kids, is great fun and is all free of charge for all. This opening concludes a 3 phase plan of play area construction, which started 5 years ago with the vision of a group of local volunteers led by Waverton resident Phil Goodall. All the hard work certainly has paid off”.