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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 2012At 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 2012Thank 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.