LONG awaited plans for a new skatepark for Bude and Stratton are one step closer to becoming a reality after the local council secured funding from the Community Infrastructure Levy fund. 

Bude-Stratton Town Council has received £100,000 in funding which will go towards the Wheeled Sports Project.  

The Community Infrastructure Levy is a charge which can be levied by local authorities on a new development in their area. It is an important tool for local authorities to use to help them deliver the infrastructure needed to support development in their area. 

A council spokesperson said: “The funds secured will play a pivotal role in realising the wheeled sports project next year, bringing us one step closer to creating a vibrant space for enthusiasts. 

“This achievement not only marks a substantial financial boost but also paves thes way for our upcoming bid for further funding in January.  

“The support we’ve garnered speaks volumes about the community’s dedication to enhancing recreational opportunities.” 

Scott Mann, MP for North Cornwall, has also said he is pleased to see the council receive funds to support the project.  

He said: “Delighted that Cornwall Council has given Bude Skate Park £100,000 from the Community Infrastructure Levy.  

“I know Bude Town Council have exciting plans for a wheeled sports facility at the site and I’m excited to see the proposals come another step closer to being reality.”