Facilities for Teenagers in Tutbury

Health & Safety

Produlic Operation & Maintenance Manual GB

ROSPA Guidance on EN 1176


Photos: mobile skate park - Shobnall, 20 August 06

Art Feature Unveiling 06 04 09

Grand Opening 25 07 08

Turf Cutting 19 May 08

Cheque Presentation 09 10 07

Update 15 08 06

History of Campaign

Possible location sites

What a shelter might look like

ESBC Survey Results - Summer 06

Construction Photos


Update - 9 October 07 - Cheque Presentation

The Tutbury Teen Campaign is made up of local young people, adullts, Borough and County Councillors plus Gary Williams from Staffordshire County Councilís Youth Service. Tutbury Teen Campaign is a fully constituted committee.

The young people came up with their name and logo from a core group of about seven which was formed from interested teenagers who responded to an initial survey carried out at De Ferrers specialist Technology College in 2005.

The teenagers became part of the committee that was subsequently formed to look into the provision of a youth play facility, what type of equipment was needed and to identify a suitable location.

Cheque Presentation: Dawn Maddin (Trent and Dove),
Malcom Wardle (Trent & Dove) Melissa, Amy,
Andy Allen (TTC Treasurer), Cllr Liz Staples (ESBC).

All the teenagers have worked incredibly hard, and with a great deal of professionalism and maturity, in order to provide their peers with a play facility in the village.

Two of the teenagers, namely Melissa and Amy gave an excellent presentation in the form of a video to the Trent & Dove Panel (Trent & Dove Housing Association), and persuaded Trent & Dove to become involved in the project.

To date, the committee has managed to raise £12,000 - £5,000 from the Community Learning Partnership, £5,000 from Trent & Dove, £1000 from County Councillor Bob Fraserís Local Membership Initiative Scheme, £1000 from Ward Action Service Plan (WASP). The WASP element was awarded by Cllrís Liz Staples and Trevor Hathaway - East Staffordshire Borough Council ward members for Tutbury and Outwoods respectively.

Funds raised to date are sufficient to finance the first part of the scheme - a teenage shelter and an aero skate. This equipment will be installed as soon as the manufacturers can give a start date.

The scheme, in its entirety, which the young people chose, comprises a teen shelter, play equipment, skate board equipment (grind rail), and fun box. The whole scheme complete with safety surfacing is expected to cost £60000 (price base date oct 07).