I just came across this bad news which could be changed to good if the skaters (you have to be a British citizen to help out!) help out by signing this online petition. Here what the organisers against tearing down the park have to say:
“Hello to you all and thanks for taking time out to read this… The future of Southsea skatepark is looking uncertain. The local council is preparing to close the park in September of this year unless a suitable plan can be made in conjunction with a private party that would need to take over the lease of the facilities. A private party with the full support of current skatepark users has approached the council and their business plan was rejected due to out-dated views expressed by council members as to the usage and potential user groups associated with the park. The users of the park; skateboarders, bmx and inline have united To form a user group that will hopefully convince the council that these facilities are a necessary part of the local community and that the park is unique and an investment in the future of all active members of the public young and old. Please add your support if you use the park, have ever used the park or if you value a genuine piece of British skate heritage and the right to campaign for adequate facilities for the present and future. There will be various events throughout August which we will post notice of on the various skate forums but regardless of this there has never been a more important time to visit the park. Come and shred…”
To support keeping the Southsea skatepark around for future generations please do go NOW and sign the petition!
You want to see more pictures of the park? It’s big and nice looking, check them out here…