Town council vows to help in skate park search

PORTISHEAD town councillors have vowed to help search for a site for a second skate park in Portishead.

Last week, North Somerset Council executive member for asset management Tony Lake signed off the decision not to grant Portishead Skatepark Project (PSP) a lease for an area of land at the Lake Grounds, for which they already having planning permission for a skatepark.

Amid their disappointment, members of PSP say this will not be the end of the matter and are calling for the decision to be called in and be put before a scrutiny panel.

Meanwhile Portishead Town Council has set up working party to investigate the need for a wheels park in the town which could cater for BMX bikes, scooters and long boards, as well as conventional skateboards.

PSP spokesman Jon Gething said: “We will continue to fight to install a skate park for the young people of Portishead at the Lake Grounds, as after many years of searching this is the only viable site we have found.


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“We remain open minded however and will be pleased to take in to consideration any ideas put forward by the town council wheels park working party.”

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