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.

“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.”