Portishead Wheels And Skate Park (WASP) is a group of local volunteers who are working to deliver a wheels park. There is a wide range of issues and activities that must be managed. Four working parties have been set up to address major areas of work.
Working Party: Finance and Funding
Responsibility: Fund raising
- Goal is to be self-funded and not rely on public funding.
- Identify and engage with potential funders to ask for their support.
- Research alternative sources of funds such as grants, community fund raising.
- Set up local/resident fundraising events
- Pursue grants and funds set up to support community projects
- Develop appropriate budgets
Responsibility: Program Management of project
- Define scope and objectives of key activities
- Align processes and coordinate activities
- Outreach to residents as appropriate.
Planning / Design / Architectural
- Submit a pre-planning permission request
- Re-apply for planning permission
- Focus on site, infrastructure etc.
- Coordinate with NSC for conformance to building regulations
- Visit other skate and wheels parks to gather best practices
- Work on opportunities for non-financial support such as donated materials, use of excavation plant etc.
Responsibilities: Engage with residents to explain and promote skate park project
- Develop plan to engage with major groups and residents in Portishead – with a particular focus on young people.
- Explain project goal, listen to residents’ ideas and input and encourage their involvement.
- Ensure activities to consult with residents are documented and align with Portishead Neighborhood plan process.
- Discuss with other park developments how they engaged with their communities
- Interact with young people to ensure they will be at the heart of consultation process.