Tuesday, 16 October 2012



As part of an ongoing consultation process, Thanet District Council is seeking local residents’ views following its decision to provide new skate park facilities in the three major towns.
On 23 August, the council’s Cabinet gave its support for skate park upgrading following a request from local skateboarders and a petition to Full Council on 12 July. This decision was followed by the launch of a consultation process, involving Nic Powley, the UK Skate Association’s Chairman.
In September, the council organised focus group meetings for those who take part in the various skate disciplines, including skateboarding and BMX riding. And now the views of local residents are being sought to ensure that the consultation process is fully inclusive.
The council’s Sport and Leisure Officer, James Gregory, said: “The council is determined to take on board the views of all people who have an interest in how skate park facilities develop in Thanet.
“By listening to skate park users and local residents, we can ensure that no-one is being ignored. The conclusions of the consultation will have a very significant influence on how this project develops.”
The residents’ focus group meetings will take place on:
  • Wednesday 17 October, Ramsgate residents’ meeting at Ramsgate Swimming Pool, 7pm to 8pm
  • Thursday 25 October, Margate residents’ meeting, Hartsdown Leisure Centre, 7.30pm to 8.30pm
  • Thursday 1 November, Broadstairs residents’ meeting, Broadstairs Town Hall, Pierremont Park, from 7.30pm to 8.30pm

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