Skatepark supporters rally round Gauze Road site

Gauze Road skate park proposals''Pictured: David Keay (12), Keelan McBride (5) and Brad Christie (11)''Image by: Malcolm McCurrach
Gauze Road skate park proposals''Pictured: David Keay (12), Keelan McBride (5) and Brad Christie (11)''Image by: Malcolm McCurrach
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Hopes are still high for a new skatepark to benefit the children of Bo’ness on land at the former piggery.

Bo’ness Skatepark Association, along with local councillors and planning officials, are to visit the proposed site on Gauze Road.

The Association’s Kay Sherratt set up an online petition earlier this year for the town to have its own park, which has attracted more than a thousand supporters.

Members of the public attended a meeting to discuss potential areas for the facility - and the piggery proved most popular.

But nearby residents have voiced opposition to the site, with one fearing it would make life “hazardous” for local motorists.

Kay said: “Everyone is entitled to their view. We are still trying hard to get this skatepark for Bo’ness.

“The site visit will determine if we are definitely allowed the land. We can then go ahead and get tenders in for the design.”

The group has been busy fundraising for the park which could cost around £30,0000.

Kay said: “We raised £400, thanks to committee member Gus Spence, after he donated a guitar signed by Status Quo to a prize draw.”

The association has also invited children to design a skatepark logo.

Kay said: “The one chosen will have their design used for the sign at the entrance to the skatepark.”