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Find best home for skateboard park
2:24pm Thursday 12th September 2013 in Your Say
MY son and his friends are very keen to have a skateboarding facility in Andover town.
I think that the planners need to put it somewhere central anddespite the spend required on theShepherds Spring option, I think it is probably the right location.
This site will be accessible for the majorityof the Andover youth, especially as we now have much safer road crossings, ensuring getting there is relatively easy for most.
Test Valley Borough Council, please don't just take the easier, cheaper option.
Please consider that there are youngsters in the town and in the surrounding villages that wish to enjoy skating/bmxing in a fit for purpose, secure environment, which can be easily reached.
Otherwise you run the risk of youngsters not wanting to travel as far as Smannell Road and they will have to continue to seek alternative places to ride or skate closer to home.
I know that the council wishes to avoid potential issues with youngsters causing a disturbance, so it’s a great initiative to find a proper home for these popular pursuits.
Mrs Pape, Valley Mead, Anna Valley, Andover