More than 100 people see and comment on plans for a skate park in Forres

Organizers Nikk Horne (left) and Shaun Moat with new plans for a skate park in Forres.

LA commune has taken another turn towards a skate park with two public consultations.

Forres Skate Park Initiative (FSPI) held the early evening events for stakeholders and the general public in the upper playroom of the Forres House Community Center to share designs and reveal the winning project logo designed by a local student.

Members of the public preview plans and logos.
Members of the public preview plans and logos.

FSPI President Shaun Moat confirmed that more than 150 people attended the public event.

He said: “They viewed the concept images on display and were able to complete a survey. Many took part in our raffle which raised £282 for project funds. We had 90 local school logo designs – Innes Jordan from Forres Academy received the most votes from the public and won a skateboard. Both events showed the incredible support for his project and the choice of Grant Park as the venue.

Ava Mathers won a skateboard at the event in a raffle.
Ava Mathers won a skateboard at the event in a raffle.
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The winning logo design by Innes Jordan.

Digital marketing firm 3rd Pixel is currently converting Innes’ design for use on FSPI’s website, social media, and possibly t-shirts.

Six stakeholders present included the Principal of Applegrove Primary School, Ms Heather Murray, Moray Councilors Kathleen Robertson (Forres, Curator), Scott Lawrence (Forres, SNP) and Paul McBain (Forres Curator), representatives from the Department of Moray’s council education, as well as community support officer, Martin Robertson.

FSPI is preparing a community asset transfer application for the preferred site while the local authority’s legal department investigates Grant Park’s licensing deeds. FSPI hopes to have the skate park built by next year at an estimated cost of £700,000.

Shaun added: “Thank you to everyone who participated. The feedback has been amazing and will help to finally get a skate park.

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