Calderdale Engage: Community consultations

Wellholme Skate Park

Wellholme Skate Park


Results and Actions Taken Published


To gain feedback from the local community, parks users and skaters in relation to the refurbishment of the Skate Park at Wellholme. Provide information to users and the local community regarding the proposed improvements. Outline the options which are avaliable regarding the location and design of the reburbished facility. Identify concerns and issues which may arise during the development of the refurbished facility.


Kate Willis

Covers Topics

Target Groups


The proposals for the site originated from a group of skate park users over ten years ago. Since then new users have become involved in the project with the support from the 3 Bs (Builder a brighter Brighouse) community group. The 3 Bs group have submitted grants to progress the project.

A number of consultations with local users and residents have been carried out. These are detailed below:

October 2013 - Meeting user groups in youth centre Design ideas / general discussions

December 2013 - Meeting users onsite Questionnaires completed

January 2014 - Resident questionnaire

Questionnaire available online (Calderdale Council website) Questionnaires sent and completed by local residents.

All of the main stakeholders within the park have been spoken to these include:

Cafe owner

Gala organisers

Small concessions (operating small fair rides)

Local residents on Oak Hill Rd

Results Documents

wellholme-skate-user-09.2013.pdf [485.6 KB] |PDF file
wellholme-skate-29.10.13.pdf [513.3 KB] |PDF file

Actions Taken

All consultation documents and activities have helped inform the design and planning stage. A Landscape Architect has drawn up an initial plan which has been led by the consultation process. This includes determining the location, size and construction materials. The proposed location for the skate park can be seen at planning application reference 14/00890/LAA.

Last updated: 09/10/2014