Skatepark gets the Green Light



MCC is proud to announce that it now has the authority to build a state-of-the-art skatepark at Llwynderw, following the Community Asset Transfer of the land from Swansea Council.

MCC is proud to announce that it now has the authority to build a state-of-the-art skatepark at Llwynderw, following the Community Asset Transfer of the land from Swansea Council.

The skatepark has been designed to flow into the local landscape, a beautiful asset to the community.

This project has been community-led from beginning to end, a superb example of MCC working with and for, the community.

Cllr Sara Keeton explains, “We could not have developed this project alone. We are so grateful to Maverick, our chosen designer, and our first small group of skaters and councillors, who worked together to find a route through the sometimes bewildering barriers, hurdles and maze of red tape. We worked closely with WCMX champion, Lily Rice, who directed the adaptations, to make this skatepark fit for purpose for wheelchair skatepark riders, expert skaters, wheeled riders and for young learners to scoot around.”

MCC undertook public consultations in schools and community centres, online surveys, face to face public meetings and commissioned an independent report to meet Swansea’s statutory obligations, as well as extensive research and preparation for the Scrutiny and Planning committees.

“We are so fortunate to have had advice and guidance from our Clerk and fellow councillors who had the expertise we needed and the diligent Officers from Swansea Council.”

Cllr Pamela Erasmus remembers, “It wasn’t always what we wanted to hear but it was what we needed to know.”

Chair of Mumbles Skatepark Association, Jason Williams, commented, “MSA was formed to give a voice to the skating community and support the redevelopment of the Llwynderw facility. Moving forward, MSA will continue to work closely with MCC to ensure the future, sustainable life of the skatepark.”

“The project has been developed and delivered because all of these people believed in it, found solutions when obstacles seemed insurmountable and kept it moving forward” said Cllr Erasmus.

Maverick Industries have confirmed, “We are very much looking forward to finally being able to build the much-needed skatepark for the Mumbles community in 2022.”

Cllr Rebecca Fogarty, Chair of Community and Social Development said, “We are grateful to all of the councillors and partnership groups who worked together on this project. We are certain that this skatepark will become a much loved and well used facility.”