As soon as Stubbylee was identified as an area lacking in fun facilities the local Groundwork charity, Groundwork Rossendale, rushed to their rescue by phasing into the improvements strategy a brand new GBH Ramps Skatepark.
Funding flooded in from all corners, SRB Money, LSSRP, Barclays Space 4 sports, and closer to home, Rossendale Borough Council. Even though the chosen site could be viewed as sensitive, neighbouring a church, the need was so strong that everybody worked together to ensure there were no problems and that the kids did not miss out on this exciting opportunity.
This tidy little park boasts a quarterpipe, driveway, pyramid, flatback, grindrail and a sloped grind rail. And the good news for the neighbours is that extra has been spent on sound-deadening so you can slam the ramps as hard as you want and no ones gonna hear! Now Stubbylee skaters have the right equipment on which to execute their maddest manoeuvres.
The Landscape Team Leader for GW Rossendale, Amelia Dew commented â€˜This new addition to Stubbylee Park is being well used and we haven’t heard of any trouble. The kids have even started customising the skate park with graffiti, making it their own.’
Now that the sun is shining GBH Ramps have stepped into overdrive with a ram-packed schedule of new exciting installations for summer 2005. In recent months popular parks have sprung up in Bookham, Brent, Bracknell, Bewdley, Wetherby, Misterton, Portland, Threemilestone and Dolgellau; the conclusion to successful consultations between GBH project managers and the users local to each area. The GBH crew are making things happen for young skaters and BMX-ers everywhere.