Minehead EYE is an exciting and innovative project whichprovides a dedicated, purpose-built extreme sports skate park and youth centre, something that has been needed in West Somerset for a long time. The aim is to give the young people of West Somerset access to facilities which encourage creativity in sports, art, music and media in an exciting yet chilled environment. Minehead EYE is self sustaining, all revenue being generated by the centre, so we encourage everyone to get on their boards and bikes and come and rip it up!
The centre is split into two main sections; a multi-purpose arena including a skate park, and a youth centre and cafe area. But that's just the beginning: the skate area can also be used as a flexible space for a wide variety of community activities such as gigs etc; a cafe, shop and chill-out area; information technology and Internet access; multi-media suite, rehearsal space, recording studio and DJ booth; and exhibition space and art wall. Whatever you want to do, we've got it ready to go...
A number of activities take place in Minehead EYE which vary from training to just plain fun, including: competitions and events, skate school where older members can teach new users help, skills and training outside of conventional training areas, support and guidance via various support services and community projects. Other main aims of Minehead EYE are that it is accessible to all young people in West Somerset via use of an outreach service; that the centre is used by all sectors of the community to encourage community cohesion; that the young people will have continual input into the set up and running; and that the building is built on sustainable principles and promotes sustainable living at home.
Minehead EYE is open to all, and we cant wait to see everyone down here in the near future, just give us a call or e-mail if there's anything you'd like to know. Stay rad!