The following statement was issued jointly by from Bishop’s Stortford Town Council and East Herts District Council re Sworder’s Field skate park on 19th August 2022
The extension and reconstruction of the skate park at Sworder’s Field in Bishop’s Stortford forms part of the Castle Park redevelopment project that is supported by funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund and National Lottery Community Fund.
Works commenced in May 2022 but during initial exploratory excavations, the contractors discovered the original facility only had partial foundations along with drainage issues. Work was suspended temporarily while these issues were investigated. The problems were rectified and works recommenced at the end of June with a new completion date set for September 2022.
The Freestyle Collective Limited are the main contractors and through our site monitoring we are aware that little, or no work has been carried out in recent weeks. As a matter of urgency, we are doing all we can to establish why the contractors are not on site and why they are not responding to any of our communications.
The wider redevelopment of Castle Park is unaffected and will progress as planned.