Please skate away from St Benedict’s
WE would like to congratulate all concerned on the very impressive development of St Benedict s Court in Huntingdon town centre. The district council and the town centre partnership are working alongside Huntingdon Town Council to improve the environment
WE would like to congratulate all concerned on the very impressive development of St Benedict's Court in Huntingdon town centre.
The district council and the town centre partnership are working alongside Huntingdon Town Council to improve the environment of the town while at the same time continuing to ensure its economic success. This is another positive aspect of what is happening in Huntingdon.
However, to our minds, the project has again highlighted the problem of skateboarding in the town centre. Before the project was even launched, skateboarders had turned their attention away from Chequers Court and the Sainsbury's concourse in favour of St Benedict's Court.
Let's be clear, skateboarding is a youthful pursuit, which on its own doesn't cause any hardship. We are looking for positive ways of solving the problem by providing a skateboard park where youngsters can enjoy their pursuit to the full without danger or concern to others.
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Our district councillor colleague, John Sadler, is working hard in trying to resolve the current unsatisfactory position for all concerned. So, in the meantime, let's work to help provide the youngsters with their own park. Funding is an issue but, working together, this is something we are aiming to resolve.
In the meantime, kids, we make one appeal. Like everyone else, enjoy the new look St Benedict's Court - but not with your skateboards!
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