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EXCITING NEWS: Plans for exciting skate park in St Albans progress with council support

 Published on: 13th September 2021   |   By: Holly Bullen   |   Category: Uncategorized

Plans for an exciting outdoor skate are set to be revealed later this year after a report on the plans was accepted by a St Albans Council committee.

Earlier this year residents launched a petition receiving over 1,500 signatures, calling for a skate park suitable for all to be built in the city.

On Wednesday, September 8 a report on the issue was consider by the public realm committee during which they agreed in principle to creating a park.

Councillor Anthony Rowlands, chair of the public realm committee, said he was delighted with the committee’s recommendations.

He said: “I am delighted that the committee has agreed to move forward with this ambitious plan to create an outdoor skate park in our city.

“Skateboarding and BMX riding are now Olympic Sports and interest in them from young people is increasing all the time.

“These activities are great for people’s physical health and mental wellbeing and it is vitally important that we support this venture as our community recovers from the stresses and strains of the COVID lockdowns.”

Councillor Rowlands continued to add that the petition highlights the public demand and the working group will now try to overcome the challenges involved.

He said: “I think an outdoor skate park in St Albans is long overdue and it is clear from the petition that there is considerable public demand.

“There are many challenges to overcome, not least finding the money to finance the project.”

The working group will report back to the public realm committee in November with detailed proposals about how to progress the scheme.

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