24/11/2011 - Permalink

Public consultation event to discuss new skatepark ideas, Shrewsbury

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Shropshire Council and Shrewsbury Town Council are asking for people’s views on a replacement skatepark in or near Shrewsbury.

This new facility will replace the previous skatepark at Monkmoor Recreation Centre.

The councils are asking for people to get in touch up until Sunday 11 December 2011 to let them know where they think a new facility should be built and what the design should be.

There will be a public consultation event on 7 December 2011 from 5 until 7pm and a feeback event on 18 January 2012 from 7 until 9pm, both in the council chamber at Shirehall in Shrewsbury.

Councillor Steve Charmley, Shropshire Council’s Cabinet member for health and well-being, said:

“We are keen to hear from as many people as possible on where a new skatepark should be built and what the design should be. We want to build a facility that people will use, and we can only do this by listening to what the public are telling us.”

Peter Nutting, Leader of Shrewsbury Town Council, said:

“Shrewsbury Town Council and Shropshire Council are currently considering the future of skatepark provision in Shrewsbury following the closure of Monkmoor Skatepark earlier this year.  We would encourage the local skatepark community to take part in the consultation which will enable us to move forward in developing a suitable skatepark, not only for the town, but also for the county.”

For information on how to get involved, people should visit Shropshire Council’s website.  Here they can either download a hard copy of the survey and post it, or complete it online.  If people are completing a hard copy, they should send it to Shropshire Council, FAO Sean McCarthy, Leisure Services, Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, SY2 6ND.