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Funding secured for Mumbles skatepark

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Mumbles Community Council have announced that they have been awarded £271,579 from the National Lottery Community Fund to support the development of the long-awaited skatepark at Llwynderw.

The latest announcement means that work can finally start at the seafront facility, which has seen numerous delays and legal wrangles.

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A Mumbles Community Council (MCC) spokesperson said, “This is absolutely fantastic news. Delivering the Skatepark for our community has been a long, drawn-out process but this really is the icing on the cake.

We’re now looking forward to seeing work commencing on site as soon as possible.

“The contractors, Maverick Industries Ltd, have been informed and are looking forward to working in partnership with MCC to ensure the timely delivery of the project.

“We are sure the local community will welcome this exciting news.”

The community council signed a lease for the site with Swansea Council last month.

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A spokesperson from Swansea Council said, “I want to congratulate Mumbles Community Council on their excellent work to secure the lottery grant, enabling them to deliver this fantastic facility for the community”.

A judicial review into Swansea Council Cabinet’s previous decision to issue a lease for the site was upheld. This action was brought by a small group of campaigners led by businessman and owner of second-hand car dealership Trade Centre Wales, who objected to the site being built opposite his home.

Mr Bailey publicly withdrew his opposition after being involved in a heated row with a group of teenagers at the existing skatepark facility.

(Lead image: Mumbles Community Council)

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