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Swanage Skatepark timeline

History and progress of our current project...


Swanage Skatepark








March 2023

April 2023

Summer - Autumn 2023

December 2023

January 2024

April - June 2024

Lorna founded the Y Axis Skate Club to provide skateboarding lessons and equipment for young people in Swanage

The wooden ramps in the skatepark were deemed to be unsafe and removed by Swanage Town Council. 

Lorna begins working with young people to fundraise for a new skatepark

New ramps in place

New ramps in place

New Legal Street Art Wall arrives beside Swanage Skatepark

Lorna Successfully raises £20k for a new skatelite half-pipe created by Rob Steele from Radii Ramps 

A large portion of ramps are deemed unsafe and removed by Swanage Town Council who then resurfaced that area of the park and have since pledged £15k towards new ramps  

Local volunteers form Swanage Skatepark Community Project (SSCP) with Lorna Haines as Chairperson

SSCP runs a successful public user consultation with 170 survey responses to find out what our community wants from Swanage Skatepark

SSCP joins Swanage and Purbeck Development Trust becoming a registered charity & a design brief is shared with park builders to set a fundraising target for the project - £225k

SSCP successfully secure funding to run 2x community days at Swanage Skatepark. The first is scheduled for 1st June 2024. 

Community Crowdfunding campaign goes live. If we hit our £20K target Sport England will provide 50% match funding of £10k

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