Published February 6, 2017 at 9:06
Pump Track work starts to take place to progress the Masterplan
As part of the Stubbylee Masterplan, we carried out consultation in April 2016 as we looked to develop the Pump Track project. This is basically a bike track made out of moulded earth that is used to develop Rider’s skills.
We held a Community event which involved a ‘pop-up’ pump track that was located on the tennis courts for a day. This allowed local people to come and try out a track for themselves and also give any feedback and thoughts on the plans. From this, we have worked with Newground to secure £32k funding from Lancashire Environment Fund to design and build a pump track in Stubbylee Park.
Stacksteads Councillor, Christine Lamb, and Portfolio Holder for Operations, welcomed the work saying;
“I am pleased to see work progressing on the Pump Track at Stubbylee Park at Bacup and look forward to the next stage of the Master plan which will see the restoration of the Duck Pond and the magical Fairy Dell over the next few months.”
The chosen location for the track is highlighted in white in the plan below. It will be located near to the current Skate Park, and the proposed cycleway running through the Parks will link the track up with other local attractions such as Lee Quarry. For those who haven’t seen a pump track, the picture below the plan shows an example.
Work on the ground will began at the end of January by a Specialist, Rochdale-based contractor, Dirtwork, who have delivered numerous similar projects across the country. Weather permitting the build period will be 4 weeks, with additional time usually required for the surface to settle.