St.Ives Community Orchard Group officially created - gradually begin to discuss idea of helping revitalise the whole area at the Recreation ground by looking at skatepark
12th January 2017
First Meeting to discuss setting up group and organsing launch event (as sub group of Orchard Community Group)
Web Page set up for St.Ives Skatepark /set up Skatepark Project Facebook page (443 likes as of Oct 2017) Separate Bank Account set up for Skate Park Project
19th January 2017
Site Meeting with Russ Holbert from Maverick Industries (based in Poole) at the Skatepark to discuss design ideas.
8th February 2017
Meeting to finalise setting up of SK8 event
12th February 2017
Launch Event in the Guildhall - with a halfpipe ramp/surverys/raffle/food and drink money raised and donation TBC
9th March -2017
Western Hotel - Inaugural meeting of larger Skate Park group to discuss how to move forward - Design group set up
March 2017 (check date of this)
Design Brief sent to companies - Wheelscape, Maverick, Gravity (and Freestyle)
Lots of research phone calls and conversations over the next months with various group members.
7th April 2017
Design Consulation face groups set up for companies creating designs to interact with local users
25th April 2017
Site Meeting with Russ Heideman from Wheelscape (Bristol) at SkatePark
30th April 2017
Meeting at Black Rock Restaurant to discuss local fundraising ideas
8th May 2017
Meeting at the Guildhall with Russ from Maverick in which he presented his design concept. May 8th:
10th May 2017
Wheelscape submitted design
14th June 2017
Freestyel and Gravity submitted designs
15th June 2017:
Meeting at the Guildhall. First viewing of all four design submissions and discussion about merits of each.
24th /25th June 2017
Secret Gardens of St.Ives Weekend - half proceeds to go to St.Ives Skatepark Project. Skatepark Project member Senara Wilson Hodges opened garden and displayed plans. £980. 41 from Secret Gardens £26.70 from donations
25th June 2017
BBQ at the Skatepark to show 4 designs for skatepark and get together and raise some money £145.50 raised
July 21st 2017
Meeting at the Guildhall to decide final design and pick company to work with.
22nd September 2017
Cheque Presentation from St.Ives Community Fund at the Skatepark (for article in local press)
October 1st 2017
Fundraiser and Raffle with Lee Skeet and BlackRock Restaurant £4,200 raised
15th October 2017 Information Station about the Skatepark Project at the Community Orchard Apple Day
26th October 2017
Meeting with Town Council Environment and Planning Group to present aims of Skatepark Project.
6th November 2017
Meeting with local project Flashlight (which works with local vulnerable children) - discussion about working together. Looked around the Flashlight premises - they have displayed our Maverick Plans.
Wednesday 15th November 2017
Fundraising Strategy Meeting - Penlan Beach Road
Thursday 30th November 2017
Presentation to St.Ives Bay Youth Council followed by a discussion. Unanimous agreement behind idea for a new concrete skatepark and they have adopted us as their cause.
Friday 15th December 2017
Skatepark drinks -Gin at the Firehouse
Sunday 4th February
Cafe Art - Fundraising Ideas Day and filming at Flashlight - donations £15
Wednesday 7th February
Crowdfunding Training Night at Cambourne - attended by Elise, Gill, Senara
Thursday 15th Feb / Monday 19th Feb
Meeting to organise presentation to Council - other informal meeting in Jan and Feb too.
Thursday February 22nd
Presentation to the Trustees of the Palemon Best Recreation Ground prior to the Town Council Meeting.
Monday 26th February
Meeting with Cornwall Councillor Linda Taylor to ask for support and funding ideas.
Monday 26th February
Ghost Town Screening for the Skatepark - donations £17.40