With their old skatepark demolished, leaving just an aging half pipe, Banchory Skatepark Group have worked amazingly hard to make sure that not only was the replacement to be better, but that it should have wide community input and support. They used their Seedcorn Grant to take a stall at Banchory Show in July 2019, at which they shared their plans and gathered responses and support.

Over 20 young people were involved in this part of their project, and they used the experience as part of their Bronze Youth Achievement Awards. The Community Learning Team from Aberdeen Council assisted the seedcorn project. Huge efforts and commitment have been ongoing, and the Group hope to get this amazing £250,000 facility built in Bellfield Park this year, 2021, to the benefit of skateboarders, BMXers and scooter users. The Group have kept the community onboard in improving this public space.

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Young Placechangers puts young people in the lead role – bringing together the wider community to look at local spaces and plan improvements. The Young Placechangers programme has used a co-production approach to develop and pilot a training and support programme enabling young people to transform both the place they live, their relationship to it and the wider community.

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