Friday, February 12, 2010

Skate Park Action Group

The Skate Park Action Group were out leafleting last weekend as part of their campaign to get some skate facilities in the New Cross area (Telegraph Hill Ward).

They are having a consultation day on Saturday 27th February from 11am - 3pm in Telegraph Hill Lower Park - on the basketball court. There will be a chance to comment on designs and options for potential sites, skating workshops and a free mobile skate park for the day.

What is being proposed is not a big skate park like on Peckham Rye but a smaller, low impact facility that can be fitted into one of a number of local under-used spaces. With skateboarding once again popular in the area, it sounds like a good idea.

My personal preference, which would fit in with the Bold Vision plans for a new community cafe at the Telegraph Hil Centre, would be to pedestrianise the section of Kitto Road by the church (i.e. the one way section between the top of Pepys Road and Jermingham). You could then add skate facilities, and open the new cafe out directly on to the park.

Contact or check out their facebook group.

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