Skatepark 'shame' calls

PUBLISHED: 09:00 19 May 2011

Proposals for the skate park at Portishead's Lake Grounds

Proposals for the skate park at Portishead's Lake Grounds

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PORTISHEAD Town Council's decision not to appoint a representative to the Portishead Skatepark Project (PSP) this year has been met with disappointment from supporters of the project.

The announcement that no-one would be re-appointed was met with cries of ‘shame on you’ from members of the public at the town council’s annual general meeting on May 11.

PSP, which has been searching for a suitable site for a skatepark in Portishead for many years, has now, after much public consultation, obtained planning permission to site it at the Lake Grounds. Landlord’s consent is now required before the project can move forward.

John Gething, chairman of PSP, said: “We are both disappointed and somewhat perplexed that the town council failed to nominate anyone to serve on the Skatepark Project Management Committee.

“We have had a representative of 
the town council on the committee for the past six years and value that support.”

Newly elected chairman Arthur Terry says he will personally open dialogue with members of the Skatepark project and he wants to look realistically at what is achievable.

Portishead Town Council supported PSP’s planning application at the Lake Grounds and at a meeting on April 13 gave its support to the application for landlord’s consent.

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