Weʼre raising £500 to Support Noyce Gardens DIY
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Design a Deck & Support Noyce Gardens DIY
The BCP area hosts some great places for kids to hang out, meet their friends and escape potentially difficult home lives. However, there are some areas which are lacking these safe spaces.
Our new friends Noyce Gardens DIY are working super hard to revive an abandoned skatepark and create a safe hang out space. To benefit the community of Townsend and the surrounding areas. So, we are launching our ‘Design a Deck’ competition to show our support, offer you the chance to do the same and hopefully raise a little bit of cash.
We chatted to the amazing Noyce Garden’s team to find out more about the project and share the important work they are doing.
What inspired you to start the project?
There had always been rumours of a buried skatepark around the Townsend estate, it wasn’t until we took the time to look that we began to see an outline. We pretty much started digging straight away! Within the estate and surrounding areas there aren’t many places for the local kids to hang out, which is why the revival of this skatepark could be great for the local community.
What is the history behind the skatepark?
It was built in the 1970's and then filled in with mud sometimes in the 1990's. After that, dirt jumps were built by local BMXers. Ever since then it has been pretty much abandoned by the council and left to completely grow over.
What do you want to achieve with the project?
We want it to be a community run DIY skatepark built by locals and paid for by fundraising. We really hope it will change the area for the better, giving the local kids somewhere to skate and hang out.
How do you want to involve the community?
Unfortunately, on a few occasions the site has been vandalised and we’ve had to spend time doing more work than necessary. Once COVID restrictions allow, we would love to gather the community and hold a ‘dig day’ with free food and music. In the hope that we will clear more of the skatepark and raise more awareness of what we are doing.
How to enter!
Now we’ve introduced you to Noyce Gardens and our competition here’s what you need to do.
• Donate whatever you can
• Download our skateboard template here
• Get creative!
• Submit your design to email@example.com
If you don't fancy putting your designs out there you can just make a donation to show your support for our guys building the skatepark and working with the Townsend community. All funds go towards the costs of building the skatepark, this includes equipment, materials for rebuilding the concrete bowls, a safe and secure storage shed, tools and re-landscaping.
Deadline: 1st June 2021
Winner announced: 8th June 2021
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May 7, 2021
For some 'crete<3
Apr 27, 2021
can't believe what's been happening to trash all the good work for the community. Well done lads...don't give up x
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