Incensed

I was incensed to read the shallow comments made by some thoughtless souls regarding a skatepark at the Lake Grounds. It is after all a recreational area funded by taxpayers and meant to be enjoyed by all ages. The yobs who currently gather around the

I was incensed to read the shallow comments made by some thoughtless souls regarding a skatepark at the Lake Grounds. It is after all a recreational area funded by taxpayers and meant to be enjoyed by all ages. The yobs who currently gather around the Lake Grounds are not going to suddenly pay out hundreds of pounds on blades and boards just to annoy the regular users of the grounds! It is a fact that kids who have a purpose, hobby or interest are much less likely to cause trouble out of boredom than those who don't. As the mother of two young men who have travelled the length of the country to skate at different parks, I was troubled to read that people seem to be assuming that all skaters are troublesome yobs who should be feared and will ruin the peaceful atmosphere of the Lake Grounds. This is not the case, most of them just want a regular place to practice their sport. There is very little for the 16+ age group to do in Portishead, let's rectify that now! Shirley Jones - Via e-mail


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