Demand grows in Kessingland over skatepark

The ongoing saga over plans to build a skatepark in a north Suffolk village took a new twist last night after it emerged solicitors and the Charity Commission may be called in to help solve the problem.

There is a growing clamour in Kessingland, near Lowestoft, for the young people of the village to be given a skate and BMX park on the Francis Road playing field.

Last night the issue was debated by Kessingland Parish Council which heard that a survey of the village had shown that 629 households out of 712 that responded were in favour of the plans.

Councillors heard the organisation which has the playing field lease, the Kessingland Sports and Social Club (KSSC), still opposed the park scheme and was accused of snubbing the wishes of the people of Kessingland.

The survey results were presented by Frances Bullard and Nick Suker, of the skatepark support group. They said the KSSC told them it had made its final decision over the park plans and it was 'not open for future discussion'.

The parent support group members also said they are considering complaining to the Charity Commission over the way the KSSC had acted.

Kessingland Parish Council owns the playing field and supports the demand for creating a skatepark there.

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Parish council chairman Liam Martin said he would look at contacting a solicitor to examine the playing field's lease to see if the council can sit on the KSSC's committee.

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