BMX Bike and Skateboard at the site of the new all wheeled sports park

Work begins on the All wheeled Sports Park at The Leys

Building work is under way to create an improved wheeled sports facility for wheeled sports enthusiasts in Witney.

The Leys Wheeled Sports Park project is a step closer now that the first new features are in place at the site in Witney.

The project, which is being funded by a £57,975 grant from FCC Communities Foundation, will provide exciting new challenges with its redesigned layout and new features including ramps curbs, boxes and rails for users, once it is open on 28th March this year.

Cllr, Dr Ruth Smith, Leader of Witney Town Council is excited that the project is starting to take shape.

She says:

“It’s gratifying to see our vision for this vital community facility moving closer to reality. We are extremely grateful for the funding FCC Communities Foundation has given us and we’re looking forward to opening to the public.”

She added:

” It’s been great to find out the range of age groups, uses and abilities that the wheeled sports park caters for. I’ve spoken to young children on scooters right through to, let’s say, “veterans” of skating. Youth facilities in Witney are a high priority, and there’s no doubt this facility will also please teens.”

FCC Communities Foundation is a not-for-profit business that awards grants for community projects through the Landfill Communities Fund.

Penny Horne, FCC Communities Foundation grant manager, says:

“It’s always nice to see something we have funded start to take shape. We’re delighted to be supporting such a worthwhile project and look forward to it benefitting all those wheeled sports enthusiasts within Witney and the surrounding areas.”

Details of the plans were warmly received by local skaters and other wheeled sports enthusiasts and the opening is now eagerly awaited.  Witney Town Council will be keeping them informed of progress on TiK Tok and its other social media platforms.

BMX Bike and Skateboard  at the site of the new all wheeled sports park