Hundreds support skatepark campaign

Skate park petition
Skate park petition

Almost 400 people have signed a petition to bring a skatepark back to Kirk Hallam.

The signatures, collected by the Reeve family of Windemere Avenue, were handed to a steering group that has been set up with the aim to get a new skatepark built on Windsor Crescent.

Jackie Reeve said: “The kids put in a lot of time and effort to get this petition done —it’s time for action now.”

Cllr John Frudd headed up a meeting of the steering group.

He explained: “The steering group’s task is to bring officials, councillors and residents together so that we can work closely together and explore the options available to fund a skatepark facility in Kirk Hallam.”

Designs have been drawn up for the group and one option could see the transformation of the existing changing rooms and provide state of the art wheeled sports facilities at the Windsor Crescent site.

Cllr Louis Booth, Labour spokesperson for culture and leisure at Erewash Borough Council, added: “Since the skatepark was unceremoniously taken away by the council we have pursued a replacement and I applaud John for getting everyone round the table like this.”