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Postby [email protected] W » Thu May 26, 2016 12:32 am

Rumour has it that there might be more new 'crete being developed in Leeds soon.

For various reasons I can't say much more for now but watch this space over the next few weeks...
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Re: Leeds area...

Postby Brian S » Thu May 26, 2016 1:29 am

Bleeding Tease, Spill now! :lol: West Yorks is painfully behind in the skate terrain stakes, better not be shite like Morley!
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Re: Leeds area...

Postby HarryR » Thu May 26, 2016 6:41 am

Oooh! This sounds like it might be exciting, let's hope it is :-) Could it be the Roundhay park development that was promised a few years ago?

Am I right in thinking [email protected] W that you had something to do with Micklefield?

Something like Micklefield on steroids would be good.
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Re: Leeds area...

Postby [email protected] W » Thu May 26, 2016 7:28 pm

It's not Roundhay (yet). All sorts of politics and procedures, as usual, so can't say much for now, but once I've got a date for the consultation event I'll make sure it's up on here. Need to ensure that there is a balanced input, including the more mature skater...

Sorry if it seems like I'm teasing but want to generate interest, and make sure there is a balanced input.

I was involved with mickey, but the design was mainly a colleague at the time.
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Re: Leeds area...

Postby [email protected] W » Thu May 26, 2016 7:33 pm

Oh, and this one will possibly be a bit smaller than mickey (but hopefully not much)
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Re: Leeds area...

Postby HarryR » Thu May 26, 2016 8:50 pm

Sounds good. We love Miccy but given a choice I'd make a couple of tweaks. If there's a chance to have some input in this protect that would be great.
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Re: Leeds area...

Postby Brian S » Fri May 27, 2016 12:22 am

Just please no more open ended bowls & strange oddly placed above ground extensions that you can't quite get the speed for, the scourge of recent skateparks, we need something better than Mediocre in this area
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Re: Leeds area...

Postby Ian C » Tue Jun 07, 2016 8:03 am

Slightly OT... Is Leeds works pool still skatable ?
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Re: Leeds area...

Postby Brian S » Tue Jun 07, 2016 9:07 am

Ian C wrote:Slightly OT... Is Leeds works pool still skatable ?


Yes, but not been for a while
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Re: Leeds area...

Postby HarryR » Tue Jun 07, 2016 6:58 pm

Ian C wrote:Slightly OT... Is Leeds works pool still skatable ?

When I spoke to Foxy a couple of weeks ago he said he'd made repairs to some of the surface panels so yes, I'd say it's still skateable. Although there are plans to replace the whole thing eventually but who knows how long that might be.
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Re: Leeds area...

Postby [email protected] W » Tue Jun 14, 2016 6:58 pm

Think it's looking like there will be a consultation event on the 30th June, somewhere in Horsforth, probably starting around six.

Now I realise that in an ideal world, this sort of thing would happen at an early stage - but there will be a proposed design presented on night and the chance to comment on the design. Useful feedback will be listened to and taken on board. There will also be an opportunity for all parties to state preferences for some options and prioritise features. This is why it is really important to get you guys along, rather than just scooter kids...

There will also be an explanation of the next stages of the process and likely timescales.
I don't think I'll be able to get drawings in advance of the meeting, but I'll post up more info on exact times and venues as soon as its all confirmed.

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Re: Leeds area...

Postby HarryR » Tue Jun 14, 2016 7:28 pm

Good stuff, I should be able to make it.
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Re: Leeds area...

Postby [email protected] W » Tue Jun 14, 2016 7:38 pm

Hope you like the cobblestones :wink:
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Re: Leeds area...

Postby HarryR » Tue Jun 14, 2016 9:50 pm

Proper Yorkshire Skatepark eh? ;-)
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Re: Leeds area...

Postby Brian S » Wed Jun 15, 2016 2:04 am

Hopefully I should be able to make it, as it's a couple of days after I get back off my Hols, do I take it Horsforth has something to do with the location of the park?
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Re: Leeds area...

Postby [email protected] W » Wed Jun 15, 2016 5:35 am

Brian S wrote:Hopefully I should be able to make it, as it's a couple of days after I get back off my Hols, do I take it Horsforth has something to do with the location of the park?


Yeah, there have been plans to redo Horsforth Hall Park for a while. The old metal ramps will go and have new proper concrete park, in the middle of the park, where it should be and users aren't given a leftover corner...
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Re: Leeds area...

Postby [email protected] W » Sat Jun 25, 2016 10:37 am

6pm Thursday people, Brownlee Stone Centre, Town Street, Horsforth, Leeds, LS18 5BL

Be good to get some input and comment from the 'more mature' (?) users
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Re: Leeds area...

Postby HarryR » Sat Jun 25, 2016 11:22 am

Cheers Si, it's in my diary.
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Re: Leeds area...

Postby jon de la vibe » Sat Jun 25, 2016 1:11 pm

Eh up,
An opportunity to apply some reverse logic. Make sure you ask for a plenty of stuff for scooters, bmxers and booters along with dollops of asymmetry, shit transitions and a rough arsed finish. Might end up something that might be skateable.

Oh and don't forget to use words like, stakeholders, going forward, sustainable, robust, and grown up discussion, etc etc. DON'T use words like gnarly, geek, foot plant, cess slide, backside disaster, cunt and Daffy Duck. You'll be chucked out of the room. :D
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Re: Leeds area...

Postby HarryR » Sat Jun 25, 2016 5:41 pm

jon de la vibe wrote:Eh up,
An opportunity to apply some reverse logic. Make sure you ask for a plenty of stuff for scooters, bmxers and booters along with dollops of asymmetry, shit transitions and a rough arsed finish. Might end up something that might be skateable.

Oh and don't forget to use words like, stakeholders, going forward, sustainable, robust, and grown up discussion, etc etc. DON'T use words like gnarly, geek, foot plant, cess slide, backside disaster, cunt and Daffy Duck. You'll be chucked out of the room. :D

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Re: Leeds area...

Postby [email protected] W » Tue Jun 28, 2016 9:10 pm

Looks like this might be getting put back - sorry for the short notice. I'll post up details of alternative time. Realt sorry guys.

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Re: Leeds area...

Postby HarryR » Wed Jun 29, 2016 6:45 am

OK thanks for the update.
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Re: Leeds area...

Postby Brian S » Thu Oct 26, 2017 4:07 pm

Any update on the Horsforth skatepark project as it seems to have fallen very quiet since that public meeting we attended a while back in June 2016, unfortunately my account disappeared for a while, when restored all my mails & contacts were gone ?
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Re: Leeds area...

Postby Brian S » Thu Nov 09, 2017 11:12 pm

Just got a message from a skate mate in Horsforth, they've got a newsletter through the door saying the park has been green lit & approved to start now with a bowl
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Re: Leeds area...

Postby HarryR » Fri Nov 10, 2017 6:57 am

That's good news. Do you know if it will be the design we saw?
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Re: Leeds area...

Postby Brian S » Fri Nov 10, 2017 7:33 pm

HarryR wrote:That's good news. Do you know if it will be the design we saw?


I don't think There where any details, but will check
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Re: Leeds area...

Postby Brian S » Tue Dec 18, 2018 2:08 pm

As not heard anything for ages now, involved council officials emails are being bounced back as undeliverable, [email protected] W not logged in or picked up messages for some time, is this now dead in the water? :(
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Re: Leeds area...

Postby Brian S » Mon Jan 14, 2019 4:14 pm

Brian S wrote:As not heard anything for ages now, involved council officials emails are being bounced back as undeliverable, [email protected] W not logged in or picked up messages for some time, is this now dead in the water? :(



With the Works closing down, some sort of weird argument going on with opposing forces & vested interests about trying to reopen it, this project seems dead in the water, looks like West York's dubious honour of never having a good/great outdoor (& probably indoor) park will continue. Leeds being the third largest city makes this an even bigger disgrace, as two bit towns all over the country seem to be able to achieve better than this, all we get at best is waste of money ill thought out & badly built little kiddie play scoot parks mainly in craphole area's rendering them pretty unusable anyway! :cry:


Oh well, back on the congested motorways then again burning money & time. :wink:
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