20 December 2022
A pump track for Walkerburn
Update December 2022
Great news! The planning application
for the pump track is officially submitted. Now it will go through
scrutiny and several professional surveys will be conducted to ensure it
complies with flood and environmental planning etc. This process should
take about 3 months.
We are hopeful that we will be able to get
this built for the kids of Walkerburn. We are also working on keeping
the kick around area and looking at what else we can add on to make it a
real recreational hub.
The Development Trust is working hard on getting the pump track built
in Walkerburn. There are a number of surveys needed to get it through
The National Lottery
Community Fund Scotland
have stepped in to support the specialist costs needed to get us through
planning. If all goes well we hope to break ground early Spring... The
kids should be using it next year. Can't wait to see it becoming a part
of the village. We are also talking with SBC about retaining the footie
area and adding basketball hoops. Other ideas are welcomed!
Results of Pump track survey in August
As most of you know we have 8 e-bikes for hire at a very low rate for
village residents this year.
National Lottery Community Fund Scotland has also given us
money to buy some brilliant Armadillo storage for the bikes so we can
all access them more easily and they are kept safe. We are hoping to
place these more centrally so they get more use.
Hopefully we all get great use out of both.
Stay tuned as we'll will be reaching out for your input on the pump track
including the basketball & football kick around areas and layout.
On Saturday 6th August there was a pop up pump
track for people to try out on the football area at the end of Tweedholm
Avenue. Lots of people came along to give it a go, and to
share there views on the posibility of installing a permanent pump track
in that area of the village. The vast majority of people were
strongly in favour recognising that a pump track would be a great addition to the facilities available to
younger people (and others too) in the village.
There were some people who were concerned about
the loss of some of the area of the football pitch, and this will
be considered when it comes to looking at the final location.
Those residents who look directly onto the area have received a copy of
the survey through their door and it is important that they fill in the