Wednesday, 23 June 2021

Damaged half pipe at skate park to be sold

A NEW home should be found for the damaged half pipe at the Henley skate park within days.

Henley Town Council has asked for the piece of equipment to be removed from its land at Makins Road recreation ground.

Offers were received on the Henley Skatepark Initiative’s Facebook page and two private bidders are considering paying about £500 for the half pipe.

Two weeks ago, a mother called for the skate park to be closed when her young son broke out in a rash after playing on the ramps. Kelly Goodall, 38, took four-year-old Bailey, her other son Bradley, 11, and a friend’s son to the park but their visit turned sour after Bailey began itching soon after clambering up the fibreglass ramps and then sliding down them.

Miss Goodall, of High Street, Nettlebed, blamed fragments of fibreglass which she saw on his hands and clothes. Colin Brathwaite, chairman of the Henley Skate Park Initiative, said: “The fibreglass rash that the young child got was extremely unfortunate.

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