Telegraph Hill Skate Park wins cabinet support

Last night, the Lewisham Mayor and Cabinet approved plans for a skate park in Telegraph Hill. Having already secured funding and won approval from the local assembly, this was the final hurdle the plans needed to clear.


The decision is a major boost for local sports provision in the area.

14 comments:

Bad not quiet a pun said...

The skatepark is a slippery slope, mark my words.

The Scarlet Nimby said...

Ba-ha-ha! I'll get my revenge!!!

anon said...

A major boost for sports provision in the area. Really?

I supported the park - but it's not more than a venue of limited use for a small minority sport.

Anonymous said...

Wait till after the initial euphoria.

kids on wheels said...

yes, it'll be used, kids will have fun, possibly the ocasional bit of raucus behavior. people will get used to it, was it ever that big a drama?

Anonymous said...

Should we be thinking about a Ski Park now.

Headhunter said...

Booo Hisss.... Just joking. I'm done with this now. Wateva.

Anonymous said...

I'm done with the train debate,but it keeps cropping up.

Headhunter said...

What train debate?

Anonymous said...

Lol,theres something about trains nearly every other thread.

Brockley Nick said...

@anon - you're right, I'm guilty of a bit of hyperbole - "significant boost" might be better.

Steve, Kitto Road said...

In response to the person who stated that the skatepark is the 'start of a slippery slope', I think that this is an entirely unjustified view.
Skateparks are a proven beneficiary to communities, they introduce children to a constuctive, creative past-time that provides an alternative to team based sports. They remove kids from the streets giving them an area of focus for their activities and somewhere to 'hang-out'. 'hanging out' is an important part of growing up and increasing social skills.
If you do some research you will find that Skateparks have a positive effect on youth crime levels, with notable decreases where they are constructed.
You will also find that the park will have a number of older users in their twenties and early thirties who will also regularly make use of the park and in doing so informally police the younger users.
Basically all I'm saying is don't worry about the construction of a skatepark it will only have positive effects for the area.

Yes, it was a weak joke... said...

Slippery slope, skateboards, the weather at the moment, the name I gave myself..... Can you see what I did there?

I *heart* skateboarders, with their baggy meaner coolness.

Anonymous said...

how many Lewisham parks have a skate park?

Friendly street gradens shoudl have one.

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