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Views on Trunch skate park aired

16:33 23 November 2012

Up to 85 people attended a meeting to discuss proposals for a skate park in Trunch.

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Trunch Parish Council hosted the event to gauge public opinion on ideas to improve the playing fields in the village.

Proposals include renovating the pavilion, building a new skate park and installing additional play equipment.

Parish clerk Julie Chance said the parish council had been asked to consider installing a skate park by young residents of the village. She said a number of young people and other supporters of the scheme had attended the meeting earlier this month.

Objectors have argued the skate park will be too expensive, cause noise nuisance to nearby residents and will become a magnet for anti-social behaviour.

Mrs Chance said the council had investigated the cost of improving the playing field facilities and found a concrete skate park built in to the ground would cost £60,000, a traditional style skate park would be £70,000 and to improve the pavilion would cost £165,000.

She said the total project, including extra play equipment, would cost up to £250,000.

It was agreed at the end of the meeting to form a steering group of supporters, objectors and young people to investigate what should be included in the scheme.

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2 comments

  • next thing there will be Mods and Rockers coming and having fights, oh one forgets in old age, that was the generation of those who are currently objecting to noise, calling skate parks a magnet for antisocial behaviour. They should try and do it, see how exhausting and elating it is, thing is they have not got the slightest idea, just don't want it near by....

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    ingo wagenknecht

    Monday, November 26, 2012

  • ingo wagenknecht - So everybody who was brought up in the 60s was a mod or rocker who went around fighting? "thing is" you haven't got the slightest idea! I commend your spelling and grammar which for a 10 year old is exemplary.

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    Kempster

    Monday, November 26, 2012

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