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Plans for a BMX track at Gallagher Park have been APPROVED!

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can anyone remember the last one, where the copper station now is!

rapped there many a time! :lol:

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Nope, don't remember it. I remember getting ill from the walzer at the fair there though.

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I remember it, although i also remember thinking you'd need a motorbike to use it properly!!!

I hope the new park is along the lines of the one at cramlington, with a propper bowl for the skateboarders too!

Any plans posted anywhere to look at?

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I remember it, although i also remember thinking you'd need a motorbike to use it properly!!!

I hope the new park is along the lines of the one at cramlington, with a propper bowl for the skateboarders too!

Any plans posted anywhere to look at?

Yeah when I remember where I put them, stand by!

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whats a french drain?

is there no protests over this sort of thing it is in a country park after all! :D imagine the all the hippies if it was a turbine they were installing! :lol:

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whats this bmx track going to be made of? if its like the last one it was unusable after a month, full of ruts and puddles of mud! :unsure:

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I support better facilites for Bedlington. Good news about the BMX track - however just to kill the buzz a bit, who will fund mantaining it and dealing with the increased litter problem, policing needs etc. as you can bet your life kids will hang around there late and drink etc. I know I know, they do anyway, but I think it will increase it.

Alas Gallagher Park and surrounding common and woodlands does not have "country park" status. If it was, it would probably be better maintained, better paths, landscaping, bins, dog poo bins etc. I have always thought it would be nice if was like Weetslade Country Park. I asked the council once but they said we have Bedlington Country Park and Plessey Woods so they have no more funding for any additional ones near here.

I was quite amused to see the addition of 3 rustic benches on the heap recently though, installed at great expense to the taxpayer :)

Last year having seen a "community payback" scheme in action at QEII country park, where shamed criminals were improving the paths and disabled access, I made some initial enquiries to see if maybe a similar scheme could happen with the heap. At the very least it is in dire need of a serious litter pick. I got a couple of contacts but life got in the way and have been too busy to carry it forward. If anyone interested please send me a message and I can pass on the contacts. It would be a way to improve the facilities without the use of the council's nonexistent coffers. I think if I remember right, national ring fenced money from the probation service is used.

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So that's Gallagher park out of the running for Leisure centre, so now we are left with Meadowdale school field. Or am I behind the times as I missed the last meeting?

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So that's Gallagher park out of the running for Leisure centre, so now we are left with Meadowdale school field. Or am I behind the times as I missed the last meeting?

25th, Thursday night, 6.30pm at the community centre, Merlin. Report by the independent group commissioned to look into this.

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Im not keen on the Idea. I would not let my kids (not that I have any) ride/walk down that small dark road next to the police station to get to the BMX track.

I can remember the one where the police station is. It was crap. Always full of muddy puddles and kids sitting round drinkin.

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