Hythe and Dibden Parish Council is delighted to announce that the new skatepark at Forest Front Open Space is complete and is open to the public.
The project was delivered by the Council’s Open Spaces and Play Equipment Working Party which is made of Councillors, Officers, representatives from the Handy Trust and the police following consultation with the local community. The facility was provided using money provided by developer’s contributions which have been collected by New forest District Council. The Handy Trust also contributed funds which have enabled new seating and litter bins to be provided.
Chairman of the Open Spaces and Play Equipment Working Party Chris Harrison said;
“I would like to thank the local community for their help in delivering this much needed facility. I would also like to thank fellow councillors and our partners for their hard work and support.
“This project follows on from other successful projects which include the provision of a new play area in Dibden and the refurbishments of the play areas at Bluebell Gardens, Fletcher Close and Noads Way. The Council is currently developing its forward strategy and I am hopeful that further improvements to our much loved open spaces and play areas will continue.
“The Council is currently seeking views from the community about what it would like to see provided in the former skatepark in Jones Lane. The link to the google survey is available at www.hytheanddibden.gov.uk
or paper copies are available from the reception at The Grove or from Hythe Youth Club. I would encourage as many people as possible to provide their views."
Pictured are Members of Hythe and Dibden Parish Council and representatives from the Handy Trust at the new skatepark.
Hythe and Dibden residents might have noticed that the Parish Council is updating its financial arrangements and the Chairman of Council, Cllr Maureen McLean, is pleased to announce that the Council is now able to take payments by card, by bank transfer or over the phone in addition to cash or cheque;
“At last our residents can now pay for Parish Council services in a way that suits them best and we are aiming to introduce online bookings and payments as soon as possible. As councillors we are looking to improve the services that we provide you and if anybody has any ideas on what we could do please do not hesitate to contact us”.
The Parish Council is also using bank transfers to pay its suppliers and its latest audit report praised the Council’s exemplary systems. Cllr. James Binns, Vice Chairman of Council says “All the Parish Councillors recognise the hard work of the staff not only in bringing these new systems to the Council but also in delivering such a high standard of managing the council’s financial systems. Please let us know what you think.”