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Last updated on 27 November 2022

A pump track for Walkerburn

Pump track on 6th AugustThe Development Trust are working hard on getting the pump track built in Walkerburn. There are a number of surveys needed to get it through planning.

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 Wide view of track 6th Aughust

As most of you know we have 8 e-bikes for hire at a very low rate for village residents this year.

The 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.

It's nice to see a plan come together. Well done Charlie Trousdell for being so persistent in getting us to this stage.

Stay tuned as well 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 survey. 

 

Pump Track 6th August