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November 10, 2012 at 2:38 pm #5994AdamGuest
We have been living in Dickens Heath for over seven years and we have been watching the development of the village. We believe Dickens Heath is a friendly place to live especially for a young family like ours. However some improvements could be made. One of the sadest sights you can encounter is a group of youth with scooters, skateboards or stunt bikes trying to make the most out of a road bump or a sloped pavement. It is so obvious that they would benefit from a properly organised/built community skatepark.
Our kids love their scooters and they slowly grow more and more interested in similar equipment e.g. skateboards, rollerblades or wave-board. We would like to think that they will have an access to a decent facility in the nearest neighbourhood to develop their skills, to practice new tricks and to have fun with friends.
If you share our enthusiasm please ‘like’ us on Facebook and share our website with anyone who could even remotely be interested in this idea. We would like to gain as much support as possible to prove that this idea is very popular in our community and is worth persuing further.
AdamNovember 13, 2012 at 8:08 pm #6084a hutchinsonGuest
I have an idea of making more use of some wasted/empty space but not sure people will agree. The old Dave and Busters building is no longer in use and hasnt been for some years. How about the council provide something for all ages by using that building/space, maybe an adventure play area, indoor skate ramps, or any other suggestions people could come up with. That land is not Dickens Heath I know but its only a stones throw away, a facility for kids of all ages ?November 17, 2012 at 10:34 pm #6103T SmithGuest
The majority of Dickens Heath residents don’t want this – it’s been discussed before and most people were aghast at the idea. We do need facilities for young people in Dickens Heath, no doubt about that, but there is very little appetite for a skateboard park, mainly because they tend to get vandalised, covered in graffiti and abused. That is the sad reality. But other suitable ideas for local kid should be heard and taken up by the powers that be.November 27, 2012 at 10:53 pm #6171IsabelGuest
We are quite fortunate to have several well equipped parks on the outskirts of the village- both Tudor Grange park and Shirley Park have skate parksand other similar facilities. I am sure many residents would prefer to enjoy them from a reachable distance than to have them within the village and endure problems that would enivitably come with one.January 15, 2013 at 11:59 pm #6324Lucy AmoreGuest
I would love to see the kids play ground extended a little. There are so many kids in dickens Heath and the play ground is rather small, especially in the summer time it gets packed. The green grass area is nice for football etc. But I have never seen the whole grass area being used, however I often see the park full up with kids waiting.