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Taunton skatepark project update

PostPosted: Thu Jul 24, 2008 4:18 pm
by Overseer

PostPosted: Wed Aug 20, 2008 5:19 pm
by Overseer
page was updated a little while ago... a history of skateboarding locally has been added.. along with some local news

PostPosted: Thu Aug 21, 2008 8:14 pm
by Overseer
just realised this isn in the other post but doesnt say here... but basically russ from ape skates has stepped up to chair the project as edgie quit, guy is still onboard, and i have joined as project coordinator.


have had 3 meetings so far this month, and had another meeting tonight.

things are looking pretty positive. we have vowed to never ever give any indication of progress till its set in stone to avoid getting peoples hopes up. but we're moving at a happy pace which is great, and we have some good support now and things are looking better than ever.

the two basic things we're working on are, in order of importance.

1) funding, which we are getting great support with.

2) scaling back the design. there are political issues, and more with this, we have some hoops to jump through to get things that werent done right before, right this time around.

PostPosted: Thu Jul 16, 2009 11:15 am
by Edgie
Any news guy's ?

PostPosted: Thu Jul 16, 2009 11:21 am
by Overseer
news is on http://www.apeskates.co.uk/skatepark/taunton/

and i think the main parks section on here..

i've been emailing you with the major updates..

basically we defintely have 133k to spend
we MAY have another 50k before it gets built.

it will be built by february.

tender invite type stuff is going out in approx 1 month or so



have you done the user survey in the shop? we have over 80 forms filled out now

PostPosted: Thu Jul 16, 2009 7:23 pm
by Edgie
Excellent Rob thanks and again well done...

email issues at the moment so might have missed a few sorry...

PostPosted: Fri Jul 17, 2009 9:12 am
by Overseer
this is only the beginning...

i'm now in the project taunton group for the redevelopment of goodlands gardens. there will be something going in there too... muhahaha!

PostPosted: Fri Jul 24, 2009 4:58 pm
by Overseer
As you may know we've been running a survey in Ape Skates for the past 6 weeks.

The survey isnt quite closed yet but time is running short.

Here is a PDF of the collated results (including some bar charts) for the first 95 Votes we've taken.


DOWNLOAD

PostPosted: Tue Sep 22, 2009 10:18 pm
by Edgie
Russ Rob and the guys are really motoring on this project now..

xx Our Project Goes To Tender!
September 02, 2009, 02:13:55 PM by Overseer
As you may well be aware Russ and myself (Rob) recently met with the top four british skatepark companies to discuss the results of our user survey.

TDBC have now put out a tender invitation for all interested parties. They must respond to this with information and concept designs by Sept 28th.

After a vetting process there will be a further round of user involvement to select the final design and adjust it before it goes to build in the new year.

note: We are still working on a final funding application for a further 50k. Concept designs will reflect both possible outcomes.

The invitation to tender can be seen here http://www.leisureopportunities.co.uk/L ... N=68833210 or here http://www.tauntondeane.gov.uk/tdbcsite ... hichpage=1

PostPosted: Wed Sep 23, 2009 9:01 am
by Overseer
indeed!

designs etc will be chosen by the end of october.

PostPosted: Fri Oct 16, 2009 8:02 am
by Overseer
next thu... 22nd oct.. design proposal viewing and voting at the new pavilion next to the skatepark from 4pm to 7pm!

4 potential designs on show (from 4 competing design+build companies)

Re: Taunton skatepark project update

PostPosted: Fri Feb 05, 2010 9:02 am
by Edgie
Rob - Russ - I looked at the APE Skates site but can't see a Feb update, Whats the latest news?

Re: Taunton skatepark project update

PostPosted: Fri Feb 05, 2010 9:58 am
by Overseer
the build starts next week :)

the finalised designs should be online soon

Re: Taunton skatepark project update

PostPosted: Sat Feb 06, 2010 11:49 am
by Edgie
Yipeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee ..-

Re: Taunton skatepark project update

PostPosted: Mon Feb 08, 2010 11:45 am
by Carl Arnfield
looking at this thread there will only be two people skating at this park :)

Re: Taunton skatepark project update

PostPosted: Mon Feb 08, 2010 11:52 am
by Overseer
Hah. If only!

has a nice bowl.. at one point spined into a snake run (ditchesque) that goes from around 2.5ft up to around 4.5ft..

tidy :)

Re: Taunton skatepark project update

PostPosted: Mon Feb 08, 2010 3:19 pm
by Trevenen
Overseer wrote:Hah. If only!

has a nice bowl.. at one point spined into a snake run (ditchesque) that goes from around 2.5ft up to around 4.5ft..

tidy :)

Damn that sounds nice. Keep us up to date. ;)

Re: Taunton skatepark project update

PostPosted: Mon Feb 08, 2010 3:26 pm
by Overseer
no doubt! as soon as the design is finalised and 3d renders are done i'll make a new post in the skateparks bit.

if you've missed it.. its being done by Wheelscape. the bowl is kinda like the one they did in Filton but with better hips and two large pockets instead of one. it spines over into the run from one side of the 4ft bit and the snakey ditch wraps down behind the two large pockets out into the parky bit.

Re: Taunton skatepark project update

PostPosted: Mon Feb 08, 2010 3:43 pm
by Carl Arnfield
your confusing me with someone who reads the whole thread LOL

looking forward to seeing what they build... :)

Re: Taunton skatepark project update

PostPosted: Mon Feb 08, 2010 4:47 pm
by Overseer
Wasn't talking to you! :P

Re: Taunton skatepark project update

PostPosted: Mon Feb 08, 2010 6:25 pm
by Cookie
Where abouts in Taunton will this be built? I work down there quite often so it will be easy to grab a sneaky session now and then.

Re: Taunton skatepark project update

PostPosted: Mon Feb 08, 2010 7:10 pm
by Carl Arnfield
Overseer wrote:Wasn't talking to you! :P


dont like you ... you smell ..... im telling my mum over you .... bugger i cant she dead!.. damn!

Re: Taunton skatepark project update

PostPosted: Tue Feb 09, 2010 9:11 am
by Overseer
Cookie wrote:Where abouts in Taunton will this be built? I work down there quite often so it will be easy to grab a sneaky session now and then.


its replacing the metal park at hamilton park which is just on the way in to taunton.

its dead easy from the motorway. you just take a left at the creech castle junction.. follow the road round for about 1/4 mile and its in the big park on the left opposite bloomfield close. the park entrance is bloody well hidden though.

they start clearing the site tomorrow! :D eta May

Re: Taunton skatepark project update

PostPosted: Tue Feb 09, 2010 10:12 am
by Cookie
Overseer wrote:
Cookie wrote:Where abouts in Taunton will this be built? I work down there quite often so it will be easy to grab a sneaky session now and then.


its replacing the metal park at hamilton park which is just on the way in to taunton.

its dead easy from the motorway. you just take a left at the creech castle junction.. follow the road round for about 1/4 mile and its in the big park on the left opposite bloomfield close. the park entrance is bloody well hidden though.

they start clearing the site tomorrow! :D eta May


Thanks Overseer, dead easy for me to stop there, bring on the good weather. Out of interest is there still an indoor park in Taunton?

Re: Taunton skatepark project update

PostPosted: Tue Feb 09, 2010 10:16 am
by Overseer
Yup yup! I think there is going to be a good early morning and lunchtime crew for quite a while til the place is a bit quieter.


Indoor parks.. Long gone mate. It used to be roughly opposite where the park is going. There was another in Wellington too and thats gone as well. Several people I know want to start one, but they need capital. There is currently nothing for an hours drive in any given direction.

Re: Taunton skatepark project update

PostPosted: Tue Feb 09, 2010 2:51 pm
by Nick F
Is this the inmdoor that closed? Great looking bowl...

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Re: Taunton skatepark project update

PostPosted: Tue Feb 09, 2010 3:16 pm
by Overseer
thats the american taunton :oops:

Re: Taunton skatepark project update

PostPosted: Tue Feb 09, 2010 4:07 pm
by Cookie
Overseer wrote:Indoor parks.. Long gone mate. It used to be roughly opposite where the park is going. There was another in Wellington too and thats gone as well. Several people I know want to start one, but they need capital. There is currently nothing for an hours drive in any given direction.


Same up here in Bristol, only thing we got is Newport and that is shite at the moment, although it has got a new owner so hopefully it will at least be tidied up a bit. Apart from that I have no idea where our nearest indoor park is, either Birmingham or somewhere in Wales. Of course there is Motion in Bristol, but that is now only open 2 nights a week and bmx only. I do miss skate and ride. On a plus side there seems to be loads of new outdoor stuff being built.

Re: Taunton skatepark project update

PostPosted: Tue Feb 09, 2010 4:10 pm
by Overseer
a good indoor park in the bristol region would clean up. even though i live down here if i had enough cash i'd consider doing a regional level park up there.. its so needed.

Re: Taunton skatepark project update

PostPosted: Tue Feb 09, 2010 6:27 pm
by Nick F
Overseer wrote:thats the american taunton :oops:


Doh! Shame that bowl is something else!

Re: Taunton skatepark project update

PostPosted: Wed Feb 10, 2010 10:18 pm
by Edgie
Took a look down there this evening, nothing started yet :(

Re: Taunton skatepark project update

PostPosted: Thu Feb 11, 2010 9:09 am
by Overseer
next monday now mate :)


you should see the expanded design.. the snake run has flipped to the pavilion side of the bowl and is biiigger.. concrete coping around the biggest corner and down one section...

ooooohh weeeee schhhhhhhhhhraaaaaaaaaaaaaalpppppppppppppp!


3Ds in a week or so tops hopefully.. keep an eye on the facebook group and the skatepark section here.. i'll have em up as soon as they're done

Re: Taunton skatepark project update

PostPosted: Mon Feb 15, 2010 5:52 pm
by Overseer
they're on site edgie.. fences today, all the site units turn up tomorrow.

i'll be putting pics up on the facebook group

Re: Taunton skatepark project update

PostPosted: Mon Feb 15, 2010 7:25 pm
by Alec
Any plans yet or is it still a big secret?

Re: Taunton skatepark project update

PostPosted: Mon Feb 15, 2010 7:58 pm
by Overseer
its not a big secret and never has been. the user group are happy with it :)

we have some really pretty 3d renders from the tender. problem is they're way out of date as we raised another 50k since then and that changed the design. its unfair to post up those designs because it misleads people.

there are up to date 3Ds viewable in the local SOS, however they're not rendered to be super pretty yet. Until wheelscape have done final 3ds and they're happy for us to be putting them up we wont be doing so. due to our funding having spending time limits their priority has been getting on site asap which they've now done.

hold tight. it will be up online real soon. best bet is to join the facebook group.

Re: Taunton skatepark project update

PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2010 4:43 pm
by Overseer
designs are in here.

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