New Road Playing Field Project

Welcome to the New Road Playing Field Project Webpage.  From here you can find information and the status of the project.  

This page will be updated regularly so please bookmark and come back to see the updates. 

If you require any further information please contact the Parish Council Office on the Special Project E-mail address:


17-02-13 Draft Plans 

Final Skatepark Design

Considerable consultation has taken place with users, with the purpose of designing a skatepark that can be enjoyed by all ages and abilities, skateboards, scooters and BMX users. 

The following plans show the final agreed layout.  Thank you to all, young and older, who gave of their time in finalising this design.  




Final Funds in Place - Work Begins

On 17th May 2018, WCC Cabinet Members agreed unanimously to the request for District CIL funding.  This enables the completion of all 4 lots at the New Road Playing Field: 

* New Concrete Skatepark

* 4-lane 100 metre Sprint Track and 500m Jogging / Cycle Track

* Extended Car Park

* Toilet Block 

Consultation responses have been considerable with over 200 positive responses supporting the skatepark and over 300 positive responses supporting both the tracks.  Thank you all for your support. 

The contract has been signed for Lots 1 and 2, skatepark and tracks, which includes, by request, the addition of a water fountain.  Installation,  starting Monday 21st May 2018, is due to be completed Saturday 4th August 2018.  

Our contractors, Canvas Spaces Ltd. will fence off areas of the New Road Playing Field where working.  Residents are welcome to use other areas of the ground, e.g. MUGA, BMX track etc. but to enable us to keep these areas open, your consideration and cooperation in respect to the closed areas is appreciated.  The car park will be closed for the duration of the installation.  Contact the Parish Council if you have any specific questions regarding open and closed areas. 

An offer of "Couch to 5k" training has been received, proceeds to FoSPS, running August to October.  Contact the Parish Council for further information. 

Toilet Block - Requests have been received for baby changing facilities in separate male and female cubicles, together with a "Changing Places" accessible toilet.  District CIL monies will allow these requests to be put in place. 


Site Plan showing 500m jogging/cycle track and skate park area 

Site Plan as submitted to Planning


17-03-30 Update