The Friends of Gobions Park work to ensure the Park’s vitality as a treasured space within East Tilbury and encourages positive use and appreciation by our community, visitors and future generations. Read more…
New skate park installed - a huge hit with local youngsters
YOUNGSTERS in East Tilbury have been enjoying a new skate park facility which has been reborn from the ashes of an act of vandalism by community action.
Gobions Park in the village now boasts a large new concrete and steel skate park, which has replaced the former wooden and fibre glass structure that was set alight.
The new park came about through a collaboration between the village’s community forum, The Friends of Gobions Park and Thurrock Council and it opened on Friday (10 July).
How we engaged the community.
Since 2017 we have hosted several picnics and fun days in the park and we always create an opportunity for the community to contribute to the vision and plans for the park, generally this involves lots of Post-It notes!
When looking for a contact in South Ockendon, Rob came across a newly formed group called Our Ockendon Neighbourhood Association, fronted by a passionate guy called Eddy Baptiste, who were promising change in the town.
Fortunately, Eddy’s flat is opposite the corner of the Bonnygate Park, so whilst there are other parks in the area, including one of Thurrock Council’s flagship parks, Dilkes Wood, once Eddy had agreed to be involved he chose to focus energies on Bonnygate. Read more
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