Decision on skatepark in Aboyne is ‘wheeley’ close

How the proposed skatepark would look
How the proposed skatepark would look

Councillors will decide the final outcome of the controversial skatepark application for Aboyne’s Green on Tuesday, June 18.

Members of the Marr Area Committee will meet at the Braemar Village Hall to make the decision on the issue which has split the Upper Deeside village.

If granted approval the Aboyne Wheelers Skatepark Group plan to begin building between August 5 and September 30.

The skatepark has proven a contentious issue in the Deeside village.

Advocates say that the park would provide youngsters in the area a sporting outlet in the centre of the village.

Those against often point out that the park would be in close proximity to St Thomas Church amongst other issues.

A meeting on the issue in September 2012 attracted 60 attendees.

The Aboyne Wheelers Skatepark Group are now inviting experienced contractors to tender for the sprayed concrete skatepark build in Charleston Green Aboyne.

All interested parties are asked to send information and contact details or by post to Aboyne Wheelers, c/o Mid Deeside Limited, The Victory Hall, Aboyne. AB34 5HY by 12 noon Friday, June 28. Closing date for submission will be noon Friday, July 19 with confirmation given within seven days.