Competition to bring a new lease of life to Melton skate park

Skate park

Melton Borough Council are running a competition that will give residents the chance to transform the skate park in the town centre with a locally designed mural.

To make it a more vibrant, fun and inviting place to enjoy, Melton Borough Council are asking for the local community to submit their designs, with winning ideas being used to enhance the popular spot.

A panel of judges will select a collection of entries that will be combined and turned into a mural - creating a vibrant, meaningful and inviting piece of artwork for all to enjoy.

The unique piece will be brought to life by local artists who will install the final design across the skate park ready for a grand unveiling event in the summer, which the creators of the winning designs and members of the public will be invited to.

Cllr Pat Cumbers, Portfolio Holder for Customers, Communities and Neighbourhoods, said: “This competition is a great opportunity for users of the skate park to put their stamp on it and help us to give it a new lease of life. It will give residents the chance to bring a new vibrancy to a corner of the park and will also be a visual representation of creativity from our community, for our community.

“Anyone can enter the competition to contribute to the design for our new mural, from users of the park or students across the borough, to local community groups and artists, we want to see a full range of ideas for the panel to consider. We can’t wait to see the community to get involved with this to create a space that is even more welcoming for people of all ages to enjoy.”

Graham Bett, Chair of the Melton Mowbray Town Estate, said: "The Town Estate is keen to support the enjoyment of our town parks by all age groups in the town. I'm sure this competition will make the skate park more attractive to a wider group of young people. We look forward to the artwork widening interest within the park - for all to enjoy."

The competition is currently open for submissions and will close on Monday 1st April at 4pm (preliminary end date). Residents can send in their entries by:

  • emailing a picture of their entry to,
  • posting their entry addressed to Skate Park Art Competition, Melton Borough Council, Parkside, Burton Street, Melton Mowbray, LE13 1GH;
  • or leaving their entry at the Council Offices in an envelope marked ‘Skate Park Art Competition’.

Entrants can find more information about the competition, including the terms and conditions, on the website at:


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22 February 2024