Monmouth Off Street Project
The Monmouth Off Street Project (MOSP) was a project that included over 60 young people, local adults including parents, MCC, Monmouth Town Council, Rotary Club of Monmouth, local businesses, various agencies and the local Neighbourhood Police. The project focussed on the need for a skatepark and BMX track, the feasibility of such a project was looked at and designs were drawn up by the young people themselves,
A suitable site was identified and a lease agreement has been drawn up with Monmouthshire County Council and other involved agencies and a planning application was successful.
RDP funding was able to offer officer support to the group with guidance, awareness raising and fund raising opportunities leading to a successful funding application to the Ministry of Defence Community Covenant of £69,000. The Royal Monmouthshire Royal Engineers were able to offer support also, they built the access to the site.
The cost of the skatepark totalled £180,000; funding came from many sources, including Section 106, as well as fund raising events put on by the group. The skatepark was officially opened in May 2015, the project taking nearly 6 years from inception to completion.
Feedback has been very positive and usage high, largely by the local community but also by visiting enthusiasts. MOSP has become a Company Limited by Guarantee and are still striving to raise funds for further work on the Park.
Our other Case Studies
Take a look at how we've helped other businesses in Monmouthshire.
Community Led Plans
RDP funding enabled the social enterprise team to produce eight community plans, working within the community and a steering group.
Walking with Offa Co-operation Project
The “Walking with Offa” RDP Axis 4 Cooperation project was a cross border partnership project between English and Welsh LEADER Local Action Groups
The Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal stretches for 35 miles from Brecon to Newport or Crumlin depending on which branch is taken.
The Tunnel Centre, Sudbrook
The Caldicot and District Historical and Archaeological Society which has 70 members and twelve active volunteers have an interest in the Severn railw
Walkers are Welcome
Walkers are Welcome Chepstow, is the local branch of nationwide organisation aimed at encouraging villages and towns to be more welcoming to walkers a