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Petition to: Give planning, support and local funding for an Indoor skatepark. - Woking Borough Council

This petition is now closed, as its deadline has passed.

We the undersigned petition Woking Borough Council to Give planning, support and local funding for an Indoor skatepark. More details

Petition update 2 from the council, 19 June 2012

At the meeting of the Executive on 31 May 2012, at which the Petition was considered, the Executive recognised the popularity of wheeled sports across the Borough and acknowledged that skate parks were part of an overall strategic play provision for children and young people. Discussion ensued regarding a potential indoor skate park/community centre, including the size of demand, possible funding sources, location and structure. It was noted that the review of the Council’s Play Strategy was due in 2013.

The Executive thanked Mr Stokes for attending the meeting and agreed to include such a project in the Play Strategy review and Officers would, as part of the review, explore the viability of such a project and identify the level and type of demand, cost options, running costs and any revenue generation opportunities.

Petition update 1 from the council, 26 March 2012

Thank you for submitting a petition to Woking Borough Council in relation to an indoor skatepark, received on 17 March 2012.

The number of signatures received through the e-petition exceeds the threshold required for a petition to be referred to a meeting of the Executive. The petition will be debated at the next meeting of the Executive, to be held on Thursday, 31 May 2012 at 7.00 p.m. in the Council Chamber of the Civic Offices, Gloucester Square, Woking. Mr Stokes, or his nominee, has been invited to attend the meeting to present the petition.

The outcome of the Council’s consideration will be published following the meeting.

More details from petition creator

Given the level of facilities available to young persons at present we believe an indoor skatepark/community centre would not only benefit them but the community at large. The facility would encourage the increase in levels of participation in wheeled sports such as skateboarding, BMX, inline skating and now the latest craze scooters. Currently the numbers of children, teenagers and adults using the councils’ preferred outdoor facilities is huge. But this primarily on dry days! Where do they go when the weather is inclement? Our mission is to provide a safe and secure environment for mainly young people whilst improving or developing their existing talent using a range of partnerships. The new park could be open to other partnerships to provide extra-curricular activities to schools in the area. A studio, consultation rooms and a forum venue for community based projects.

Current signatories

Brian Stokes, the petition creator, joined by:

  • ryan henry
  • John Doyle
  • Chris bow
  • Billy Doyle
  • Clare
  • STEPHEN MURRAY
  • Peter Anderson
  • thomas lawson
  • ben harding
  • adam leopold
  • Dave Grant
  • ben harvey
  • Alex Blacklock
  • Gary greer
  • Bradley Wade
  • Marrhew Sleat
  • paris clark
  • Elizabeth Coster
  • Sam Lees
  • Sam Gosheron
  • Benj Arnold
  • Giorgio Peacock
  • Harry Gerrard
  • Michael McGinn
  • maxwell cochrane
  • Jamie Ingram
  • Matt Green
  • Chris Phipps
  • Alex Humphries
  • Lisa Kennedy
  • Joe Sale
  • Roy Barnes
  • jake herbert
  • Jane Russell
  • Ryan Daniel James
  • spencer kidd
  • rob cheke
  • Sarah Mckeever
  • James Hamilton-Martin
  • Dean Cousins
  • Kieran McCarron
  • Jessica Allan
  • Carol Dinsdale
  • david lipscombe
  • Robert Black
  • Isaaq Mughal
  • harry derham
  • Debbie Groves
  • blake james
  • Charlie Mein
  • Kieran Mayhew
  • James Egginton
  • Tom Higham
  • Liam O'Reilly
  • Tom shepherd
  • Robert harris
  • Dominc Aylott
  • matt deamer
  • Zoe Shale
  • Jack Whindle
  • Matthew Griffiths
  • Matt
  • Tom Wood (The Boardroom)
  • peter saunders
  • Morgan
  • Matthew Davison
  • Ben Wicherek
  • Adrian Haley
  • thomas mudie
  • Ollie Cronan
  • Tom bonney
  • Lilly Hall
  • Adam
  • S Major
  • Helen Walters
  • Jonathan Howe
  • jonny lawrence
  • Matthew Jones
  • Tayler Holborn
  • Jack Exley is god
  • Owen Baxter
  • Billy Atkins
  • Jack Corby
  • Danny Roberts
  • oliver whittall
  • Armani Gentles-Williams
  • mathew waterhouse
  • Harvey O'Donnell
  • Josh Greenaway
  • Mike O'Connell
  • Robert Steele
  • sven seamark
  • Tom Kingwell
  • dan blackwood
  • Jonathan Faulkner
  • Luke Skilton
  • Calum Bruce
  • Jack Smith
  • Tom Price
  • Charlie Carmichael
  • Brandon Prince
  • Charlie Carmichael
  • tom ocarroll
  • Reuben alfred-lecky
  • rebecca jaques
  • Rob Svensen
  • Adam Fraser
  • Dan Mckeen
  • felix parker
  • Ben Johnson
  • Max Christian
  • Robert Parsonson
  • Rachel Travers
  • Max Tuckwood
  • Dominic Stirling
  • James Moyle
  • Sam Roche
  • George Land
  • Luke Downing
  • James Haley
  • callum brown
  • Alec Brown
  • Jack Bennett
  • chris m
  • Kevin Pickett
  • Tim Steer
  • Jack Laver
  • Varun Mann
  • Rhys McDermott
  • mitchell barrett
  • James Taylor
  • jake craddock
  • Esme Barragato
  • Rebecca Lehec
  • Peter Gratrex
  • Ashleigh Marsh
  • James Carey
  • Zack Ward
  • Koby lane
  • Luke Warner
  • Jack Foxley
  • Josh Brewster
  • Josh Is aKing
  • Josh Stewart is a KING
  • traff nunn
  • Bashie
  • Simon Hird
  • Aidan Ward
  • Esther Devito
  • James Taylor
  • Jessica Dinsdale
  • Adam Frost
  • Daniel Pipe
  • harry mackie
  • peter beech
  • Ryan Saunders
  • ben clark
  • Zilvi Mecionis
  • Liam Roberts-York
  • Tom Sharpe
  • Chad Roberts-York
  • Isabel Laidlaw
  • gavin kramer
  • Callum Petters
  • luke haskell
  • danny stanzl
  • harry moore
  • Jack fishwick
  • Callumf
  • Iestyn Thomas
  • Harry Purcell
  • Andrew Alexander
  • Dan Tardif
  • Oliver Thompson
  • luke fogwill
  • Troy Dockree
  • Josh Ricotta-legge
  • Josh Conner
  • charlie palmer
  • Damon Roberts
  • Jake Garrad
  • Sam Marchant
  • Ben rider
  • jacob pratt
  • George Cumner
  • Luke Elson
  • ben kenworthy
  • Jack Chandler
  • Danny Williams
  • mikey how