Be part of the Big Society
Barnet Community Project’s
Mobile Skate Park
The Project Skate Park sessions
A mobile skate park for young people • We will run weekly after school
who feel there is nothing for them in sessions in the Underhill area
their local community. • Longer days during the holidays
An exciting project, devised, planned and • Blocks of 8 weekly sessions will be
developed by young people. available for other areas in need of
Providing a great opportunity for young youth activities within the London
people to develop transferable and Borough of Barnet
employable business skills .
The Skate Park
The equipment will be designed and built by How can you help?
Highline Extreme ‐ with halfpipes, jump We are asking for support for the initial
ramps, grind rails and interchangeable purchase of equipment. It will cost £25k in
ramps. The equipment can be used on any total and we have raised £10k so far
surface from grass to concrete to indoor through applications to the Youth
halls. Opportunity Fund and to Barnet Homes. So
we are asking our friends in the local
business community if they would like to
partner with us in this project. We are
looking for 30 one off donations of £500
which will allow us to buy the equipment
we need. Though if you would like to offer
We are also looking for on‐going support to
The skatepark fits into a box trailer so that cover the running costs, as there will be no
we can tow it to different venues. Extra charge for sessions to local residents or
skate boards, helmets and knee pads are young people.
provided so that young people using it do
not need to have their own equipment. Although the skate park will be run on a
business model, it is a not for profit project.
For more information and testimonials see In time we hope to generate some income
www.highlineextreme.co.uk to cover cost of sessional workers. But the
principle is that sessions should be
affordable or free.
Young People’s involvement Safety
Young people from the Chesterfield We take safety very seriously. Trained staff
Road area have been instrumental in the will assemble the equipment, and conduct
development of funding proposals. risk assessments wherever it is used.
We have support from the local Safer Named first aid at work trained adults will
Neighbourhood Team who anticipate a be present at all events.
drop in local youth crime where the We have Employer Liability and Public
skatepark sessions are run. Liability Insurance.
Highline Extreme will train a mixed
group of young people and adults to
help assemble the equipment safely.
A multi‐agency board, lead by young
people, will manage the bookings to
ensure that priority is given to areas
where there is youth crime, a shortage
of diversionary activities for young
people or a need for community
cohesion events. What can we offer you?
The whole skatepark project is to be run
along the lines of a small business ‐ so Publicity
that the young people steering it (some We can include your details on the publicity
of whom are not in education, for the skatepark. This will reach a large
employment or training), will acquire number of Barnet residents and
employable skills. professionals.
Who are we? Events
You are invited to our launch event and can
Barnet Community Project use photos of this event for your company
We are a constituted community group magazine or website.
working in Barnet to equip local residents to You will have access to use of the
build relationships and improve the areas equipment for company events such as staff
where they live. We work in partnership days, community days.
with other organisations to identify areas in
need, and engage residents in finding and Certification
implementing their own solutions. We will provide you with a certificate to
thank you for your generous donation.
• The young people of Underhill Flexible donation options
• Local Underhill Residents If you would like to discuss the option of
• Underhill Safer Neighbourhood Team making smaller monthly payments we
• Street Pastors would be happy to be flexible.
• Barnet Council for Voluntary Youth Contact Steve Neale at firstname.lastname@example.org
Services for details – or ring 07850 341830