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10th May 2021

Millstream Meadow pump track update

I’m delighted to be able to tell you that work should start on the construction of a new pump track on 17 May. This project is being paid for from Section 106 funding and a grant from British Cycling. The pump track will be situated between the skate park and the outdoor gym. The  work is being undertaken by Forte Trailscapes, a local company (Kingsteignton) run by Kye Forte. Kye is an ex-professional cyclist with an excellent reputation in this field. There will inevitably be some noise during the construction process. However, noisy work will be limited to weekdays.

It’s always nive to get feedback about our facilities. It’s even better when we receive positive feedback about the users of these facilities. We received the following last week:-

“Having, sat by the Chudleigh Skate Park watching my granddaughter trying to pluck up the courage to join the skaters one beautiful afternoon this week, I was absolutely in awe of the skills performed by the skaters, the safety measures they took and their courtesy for my younger granddaughter.  They were playing great music, which was not too loud and which created a lovely atmosphere for them to skate to.

When she plucked up the courage, they all made sure she was safe and even took a lunch break to give her free use on her first go on her scooter.  When she had been there for a while one of them even tried to teach her a few simple skills.

Another family member spoke to the lads later on and discovered that  they always tried to have one of them there to oversee and keep it clean and tidy – apparently out of towners recently caused problems down there, spread litter everywhere and when the regulars politely asked them to clear up before they left, the visitors were abusive and kicked in one of the litter bins.  Consequently the local lads cleared up the mess themselves. When asked why they did not report it to the police, they said that nobody would believe them and would just blame it on them!!  Come on Chudleigh, give these lads the support they deserve.”