Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Skate park closed (again) because it’s dangerous

HENLEY’S skate park has been closed by the town council because it is unsafe.

A fibreglass ramp at the facility in Makins recreation ground has holes in it which it’s feared would injure skateboarders or BMX riders.

The town council, which owns the land, has put up a security fence and warning notices around the equipment after it was examined by parks staff.

It is the second time in a less than year that the council has closed the skate park. In November, a half-pipe was cordoned off due to safety fears.

Town clerk Mike Kennedy said: “It was reported to me by a member of the parks team that the equipment was unsafe.

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