Consultation Over New Skatepark Location
Council want to hear your views about Gurnell Leisure Centre
Ealing Council is inviting residents to have their say on proposals to build a new skate park and outdoor play area in the grounds of Gurnell Leisure Centre.
The Council’s current administration reviewed initial plans to build the facility in Elthorne Park - this week Ealingtoday.co.uk revealed the alternative location at Gurnell Leisure Centre in Ruislip Road East.
The decision to build a specialist park for skateboarding fans in the borough came after discussions with school students, residents’ groups and councillors, which highlighted that a skate park was a priority for young people. The council will be spending £200,000 to create an area with skateboarding ramps alongside a selection of other play and sports facilities for young people of all ages to enjoy.
Council Leader, Councillor Julian Bell, said: “We are really excited about the new plans and want to involve local people throughout the process. There are already a number of fantastic sports facilities in the north of the borough and we are hoping the skate park will add a new dimension and help support our long-term vision to promote the area as a sports hub in time for the 2012 Olympics.”
“The new facilities will not only provide somewhere for young people to enjoy skateboarding, but we also hope it will encourage more people to leave their sofas and get active.”
What do you think?
September 7th 2010