The Mumbles Skatepark Association (MSA)
The Mumbles Skatepark Association (MSA) was formed to advise on and raise funds to support the redevelopment of the current Llwynderw site on the promenade of Swansea Bay with a state of the art Skatepark, fit for all abilities.
With over 50 paid up members and over 1000 social media followers in a matter of weeks, the Association is working closely with Mumbles Community Council and is actively fund raising to provide added value items to the development, such as additional benches, water fountains and bike racks, to ensure the redeveloped site is a community focused, family friendly Skatepark for all ages and abilities.
In addition, a number of businesses who support the redevelopment and the Association have already stepped forward. This level of support reflects the benefits to the community in terms of shared public spaces and improved leisure facilities, and also the benefit to the economy in terms of attracting local, national and international visitors.
It’s an exceptionally difficult time for all businesses at the moment, and the Association is committed to support the community in the broader sense, having included an Affiliate Page on their web site in support of these businesses and will include advertising materials, stalls and marketing at their events moving forward.
In addition to raising funds from traditional sources such as membership fees, donations and crowd funding, the Association has a series of events planned once current restrictions are lifted and are exploring online/virtual opportunities in the interim.
The current site has been home to an establish facility, installed nearly 20 years ago, and showing its age. Planning permission for the redevelopment of the site has been passed and Mumbles Community Council, who have driven the project, have agreed to underwrite the full cost of the redevelopment whilst further funding applications are being progressed.
The final approval of the passing of the lease from the City & County of Swansea to the Mumbles Community Council is well under way, and it is hoped this will be finalised in the coming weeks, which will enable the build to start in earnest.
Once the redevelopment is realised, the Association will continue to fund raise in the region of £7-10K per annum to ensure the upkeep of the free to use public facility moving forward.