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We are applying for a grant from Surrey County Council's Your Fund to rebuild Cobham's skate park which is reaching the end of its life and put seating on the Leg O'Mutton field. We are partnering with Cobham Football Club in this, their part of the application is for a new club house and changing rooms. The club house will be available for use by the community.


May 13th 2024



We are delighted to report that we having now received planning approval for the new Skatepark, we are one step nearer its delivery! The next job is to work with partners and the preferred contractor to complete the forms required by Surrey County Council for the grant submission. We are hoping that these will be complete in June ready for submission.

We had some amazing comments for the Borough Councillors on the Planning Committee who were all really pleased with the prospect of young (and old) people having something for entertainment in Cobham.




May 5th 2023

We have now chosen our contractor and will be using Maverick Skateparks who are currently working on a design and a detailed quote. We continue to meet regularly with the group members including Elmbridge Open Spaces. 

February 2nd 2023

We will shortly be making site visits to Skate Parks built by the two contractors we are considering using. We hope to be able to speak to skate boarders at these parks to find out what they think of them. We will then choose a contractor and submit our application to Surrey.
We would like to congratulate Oxshott Scouts and Guides who have been awarded money from Your Fund to demolish and rebuild their existing building.

November 27th 2022

We are delighted to report that four companies have agreed to provide preliminary quotes for a new Skate Park to replace the existing one which is coming to the end of its life.
Once the quotes are in, our preferred contractor will be asked for a detailed quote which will be submitted to Surrey Council.
We will also have to engage with the community to assess opinion on the project.

October 14th 2022

Our application for the grant to rebuild Cobham's skatepark is progressing well. We have a small group of skatepark users on board and have been working with them and a contractor on designs. The next step is to get quotes from three contractors to submit to the Your Fund team at Surrey County Council. We would like to help everyone who has assisted us in this project

February 8th 2022

We are delighted that the CDRA and Cobham Football Club have successfully set up a Community Interest Company which will handle the money side of this project. In addition we have passed Surrey County Council's eligibility check and they have asked us to prepare a Full Submission for the grant. This will involve providing details of finacial planning, project management, quotes from providers etc...

This will take considerable work and if you have time to help with this exciting project, either with advice or the paperwork, please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. If you or your child uses the skate park we would be particularly keen to hear from you so we can ensure the users have maximum input.

August 24th 2021

You may be aware that Surrey County Council recently launched a Your Fund scheme. £100 M has been budgeted to be spent over a period of five years in support of community based projects across the county.

We had intended to bid in partnership with the Cobham Conservation and Heritage Trust (CCHT), Chamber of Commerce (COC) and Cobham Football Club (CFC).  Unfortunately the provision of infrastructure to make the Holly Hedge pedestrian area into a more welcoming market/meeting place (promoted by the CoC), and the idea of enhancing the attractiveness of our High Street and village centre (promoted by CCHT), both required SCC Highways involvement and are no longer eligible for Your Fund support. As a result, it was agreed that the CDRA and Cobham Football Club should continue together to pursue our Leg of Mutton (LoM) focused projects. These in outline include proposals to:

Replace the existing community skate park which is at the end of its life with a new updated version. This will provide entertainment for a generally younger demographic, capitalise on the social and physical benefits of using an up to-date facility, and offer the unique experience of being involved in the design of such a facility.

Create a community nature trail around the LoM and install appropriate seating and accompanying trees.  This will allow both young and older members of the community to gain improved access, amenity and ducational and health benefits, in addition to enhanced opportunities for social interaction and quiet contemplation.

Replace and enhance the existing football club changing rooms and since the current ones are not fit for purpose. The new facilities will greatly benefit the young players and staff of this growing youth football club. In addition, such new facilities will enhance the experience for players’ families and supporters and will also support a greater range of community activities for local residents.     

We have recently submitted an application to establish a Community Interest Company (CIC) with our partners, CFC; this will allow us to receive and disburse funds for our proposed community projects. Once the CIC is formalised, we will then be able to address the Your Fund Idea Submission Application, a necessary compliance check by SCC.

Assuming both the CIC is formalised and that we satisfy the compliance check, we can then start the serious work of compiling and submitting our detailed bid for project funds. This work will not only involve securing formal quotes from potential suppliers and developing detailed project plans, but will, most importantly, involve further engagement with the community to ensure our proposed projects have the support and buy-in of Cobham & Downside residents.

If you are interested in working with us on this, or any project, please email using the contact button above




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