Call to repair 'dangerous' Helston skate park

Falmouth Packet: Call to repair 'dangerous' Helston skate park Call to repair 'dangerous' Helston skate park

“Dangerous” equipment at Helston Skate Park is at risk of being removed unless action is taken now.

This was the warning from town councillor Lloyd Harris during a discussion at the last meeting of the play and young people committee.

Mr Harris said he had personal experience of the problems, telling the meeting: “I can say some of the equipment is dangerous. I’ve spent two days in Treliske [Royal Cornwall Hospital] with my son as a result of it.”

Ten-year-old son Kieran came off his scooter after hitting a gap that has formed between the bottom of one of the ramps and the tarmac. As a result he had to be taken away in an ambulance with a knee split so deeply you could the bone.

Mr Harris also told the meeting that youngsters came from as far away as Penzance, Hayle and Falmouth to use the skate park, which potentially brought business to the town from their parents.

His comments came as a result of fellow committee member Vicky Matthew, chairman of the South Kerrier Alliance (SKA), said the group wanted the community to become involved in repairing parts of the park.

She warned skateboards were going to “come off” due to the damage, while a lip on one of the pieces was “causing accidents.”

Mrs Matthew said she had initially thought about getting a teen shelter but since the park got a new caretaker there were “far less young people loitering.”

She added: “I think it’s important that the whole of Helston gets behind this.

“As we know, when things get considered dangerous they get taken away.”

Mrs Matthew said any offers of help, made via the Old Cattle Market building, would be gratefully received.

Deputy mayor Mike Thomas reminded people that neither the town council nor the sub committee owned the park or had responsibility to maintain it, which fell to Cornwall Council, but he agreed: “Clearly this is something we can head off before a disaster happens.”

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8:18pm Thu 31 Oct 13

Gillian Zella Martin 09 says...

This is a great shame that a child has been hurt, it is always a worrying time for any parent seeing their child hospitalised.
It would however be very sad to see a well used facility removed due to lack of funding for maintenance, I think repair to the skate park needs to be a priority. Could fund raising events not be held to pay for repairs if funding/repairs are not an option from Cornwall Council. Could any local building firms offer sponsorship and have advertising on the site in return.
This is a great shame that a child has been hurt, it is always a worrying time for any parent seeing their child hospitalised. It would however be very sad to see a well used facility removed due to lack of funding for maintenance, I think repair to the skate park needs to be a priority. Could fund raising events not be held to pay for repairs if funding/repairs are not an option from Cornwall Council. Could any local building firms offer sponsorship and have advertising on the site in return. Gillian Zella Martin 09

8:24pm Thu 31 Oct 13

Gillian Zella Martin 09 says...

Helston has at least 10,000 residents if only half of them donated £10.00 each it would be a start.
Helston has at least 10,000 residents if only half of them donated £10.00 each it would be a start. Gillian Zella Martin 09

8:44pm Thu 31 Oct 13

Ken Helston says...

And would you go knocking on peoples doors asking them to donate £10.00 Gillian? and would you donate £10.00 yourself I doubt it.
And would you go knocking on peoples doors asking them to donate £10.00 Gillian? and would you donate £10.00 yourself I doubt it. Ken Helston

9:05pm Thu 31 Oct 13

Gillian Zella Martin 09 says...

Ken Helston wrote:
And would you go knocking on peoples doors asking them to donate £10.00 Gillian? and would you donate £10.00 yourself I doubt it.
Yes I would do exactly that, go knocking on people's doors asking them, providing I would not be breaking any laws. After all, people can only say no, but if you don't ask you don't get.
As for donating myself, I would never ask anyone to do something which I would not do myself.
[quote][p][bold]Ken Helston[/bold] wrote: And would you go knocking on peoples doors asking them to donate £10.00 Gillian? and would you donate £10.00 yourself I doubt it.[/p][/quote]Yes I would do exactly that, go knocking on people's doors asking them, providing I would not be breaking any laws. After all, people can only say no, but if you don't ask you don't get. As for donating myself, I would never ask anyone to do something which I would not do myself. Gillian Zella Martin 09

1:51am Fri 1 Nov 13

jakeriding says...

I'd love to see the skate park gone! Everyone there don't respect the place at tall, it don't bring business into Helston, as they go into LIDL to buy all the stuff, then just throw it all over the path, even though there is a bin right next to the bench!

I walked past there once before and got a whole load verbal abuse, so I don't go down there whilst they're down there anymore.

Maybe fix up the park, of what is much more dangerous than, because younger kids always have their parents with them so they don't break stuff, create a hell of a load of litter (of what is a disgrace to look at) and don't give you lip when you walk past them!

I say, get rid of the skate park, it will make the Boating Lake a much nicer place to be!!
I'd love to see the skate park gone! Everyone there don't respect the place at tall, it don't bring business into Helston, as they go into LIDL to buy all the stuff, then just throw it all over the path, even though there is a bin right next to the bench! I walked past there once before and got a whole load verbal abuse, so I don't go down there whilst they're down there anymore. Maybe fix up the park, of what is much more dangerous than, because younger kids always have their parents with them so they don't break stuff, create a hell of a load of litter (of what is a disgrace to look at) and don't give you lip when you walk past them! I say, get rid of the skate park, it will make the Boating Lake a much nicer place to be!! jakeriding

8:06am Fri 1 Nov 13

Gillian Zella Martin 09 says...

I think it is unfair to generalise and say that the place is not respected by anyone. The place is respected by many, there are those that realise that if the place is not used appropriately that they could lose the facilities.

I find litter in the park around the lake not just in the skate park area, I pick it up and put it in the bin. Generally speaking some litter will always be left in open places not just areas used by young people.
I think it is unfair to generalise and say that the place is not respected by anyone. The place is respected by many, there are those that realise that if the place is not used appropriately that they could lose the facilities. I find litter in the park around the lake not just in the skate park area, I pick it up and put it in the bin. Generally speaking some litter will always be left in open places not just areas used by young people. Gillian Zella Martin 09

8:19am Fri 1 Nov 13

Gillian Zella Martin 09 says...

Ken Helston wrote:
And would you go knocking on peoples doors asking them to donate £10.00 Gillian? and would you donate £10.00 yourself I doubt it.
Incidentally there are other ways in which to ask for help from the community than just knocking at doors.
[quote][p][bold]Ken Helston[/bold] wrote: And would you go knocking on peoples doors asking them to donate £10.00 Gillian? and would you donate £10.00 yourself I doubt it.[/p][/quote]Incidentally there are other ways in which to ask for help from the community than just knocking at doors. Gillian Zella Martin 09

9:50am Fri 1 Nov 13

jakeriding says...

Gillian Zella Martin 09 wrote:
I think it is unfair to generalise and say that the place is not respected by anyone. The place is respected by many, there are those that realise that if the place is not used appropriately that they could lose the facilities.

I find litter in the park around the lake not just in the skate park area, I pick it up and put it in the bin. Generally speaking some litter will always be left in open places not just areas used by young people.
Okay, maybe one or two people may respect that place, but c'mon, haven't you seen the litter there if you walk down there after dark or early in the morning (before the cleaners have got there)? I don't know how the cleaners pick it all up, as there is soo much!

Yes, I usually pick up the odd bit of litter lying about and put it in the bin, but it would take me a week to clean up the litter in the skatepark since I don't have a litter picker (or bin bag) on me.
[quote][p][bold]Gillian Zella Martin 09[/bold] wrote: I think it is unfair to generalise and say that the place is not respected by anyone. The place is respected by many, there are those that realise that if the place is not used appropriately that they could lose the facilities. I find litter in the park around the lake not just in the skate park area, I pick it up and put it in the bin. Generally speaking some litter will always be left in open places not just areas used by young people.[/p][/quote]Okay, maybe one or two people may respect that place, but c'mon, haven't you seen the litter there if you walk down there after dark or early in the morning (before the cleaners have got there)? I don't know how the cleaners pick it all up, as there is soo much! Yes, I usually pick up the odd bit of litter lying about and put it in the bin, but it would take me a week to clean up the litter in the skatepark since I don't have a litter picker (or bin bag) on me. jakeriding

11:47am Fri 1 Nov 13

Gillian Zella Martin 09 says...

jakeriding wrote:
Gillian Zella Martin 09 wrote:
I think it is unfair to generalise and say that the place is not respected by anyone. The place is respected by many, there are those that realise that if the place is not used appropriately that they could lose the facilities.

I find litter in the park around the lake not just in the skate park area, I pick it up and put it in the bin. Generally speaking some litter will always be left in open places not just areas used by young people.
Okay, maybe one or two people may respect that place, but c'mon, haven't you seen the litter there if you walk down there after dark or early in the morning (before the cleaners have got there)? I don't know how the cleaners pick it all up, as there is soo much!

Yes, I usually pick up the odd bit of litter lying about and put it in the bin, but it would take me a week to clean up the litter in the skatepark since I don't have a litter picker (or bin bag) on me.
Yes I understand your point about the litter, this is perhaps an issue that needs addressing separately, to take away facilities due to a litter problem is not in my view the answer, Its a bit like doing away with a bench to prevent loitering and litter, it does not solve the problem it moves it on elsewhere. If they remove the facilities which are so well used by young people with skate boards, bikes, and scooters they will be leaving a lot of young people less with which to occupy themselves as a hobby in their free time.
Some litter is left in places like cinema seats after a film has finished or outside on the street people may congregate but I doubt anyone would suggest removing the cinema.
I think perhaps it is too easy to want to solve a problem the quick way by removing something completely, particularly if one does not happen to use the facility oneself.
With litter problems where does one draw the line, remove all fast food outlets etc.
If the skate park were to be removed then I visualise litter, bike riding, skating etc could become an issue around the lake area.
[quote][p][bold]jakeriding[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Gillian Zella Martin 09[/bold] wrote: I think it is unfair to generalise and say that the place is not respected by anyone. The place is respected by many, there are those that realise that if the place is not used appropriately that they could lose the facilities. I find litter in the park around the lake not just in the skate park area, I pick it up and put it in the bin. Generally speaking some litter will always be left in open places not just areas used by young people.[/p][/quote]Okay, maybe one or two people may respect that place, but c'mon, haven't you seen the litter there if you walk down there after dark or early in the morning (before the cleaners have got there)? I don't know how the cleaners pick it all up, as there is soo much! Yes, I usually pick up the odd bit of litter lying about and put it in the bin, but it would take me a week to clean up the litter in the skatepark since I don't have a litter picker (or bin bag) on me.[/p][/quote]Yes I understand your point about the litter, this is perhaps an issue that needs addressing separately, to take away facilities due to a litter problem is not in my view the answer, Its a bit like doing away with a bench to prevent loitering and litter, it does not solve the problem it moves it on elsewhere. If they remove the facilities which are so well used by young people with skate boards, bikes, and scooters they will be leaving a lot of young people less with which to occupy themselves as a hobby in their free time. Some litter is left in places like cinema seats after a film has finished or outside on the street people may congregate but I doubt anyone would suggest removing the cinema. I think perhaps it is too easy to want to solve a problem the quick way by removing something completely, particularly if one does not happen to use the facility oneself. With litter problems where does one draw the line, remove all fast food outlets etc. If the skate park were to be removed then I visualise litter, bike riding, skating etc could become an issue around the lake area. Gillian Zella Martin 09

11:59am Fri 1 Nov 13

jakeriding says...

Gillian Zella Martin 09 wrote:
jakeriding wrote:
Gillian Zella Martin 09 wrote:
I think it is unfair to generalise and say that the place is not respected by anyone. The place is respected by many, there are those that realise that if the place is not used appropriately that they could lose the facilities.

I find litter in the park around the lake not just in the skate park area, I pick it up and put it in the bin. Generally speaking some litter will always be left in open places not just areas used by young people.
Okay, maybe one or two people may respect that place, but c'mon, haven't you seen the litter there if you walk down there after dark or early in the morning (before the cleaners have got there)? I don't know how the cleaners pick it all up, as there is soo much!

Yes, I usually pick up the odd bit of litter lying about and put it in the bin, but it would take me a week to clean up the litter in the skatepark since I don't have a litter picker (or bin bag) on me.
Yes I understand your point about the litter, this is perhaps an issue that needs addressing separately, to take away facilities due to a litter problem is not in my view the answer, Its a bit like doing away with a bench to prevent loitering and litter, it does not solve the problem it moves it on elsewhere. If they remove the facilities which are so well used by young people with skate boards, bikes, and scooters they will be leaving a lot of young people less with which to occupy themselves as a hobby in their free time.
Some litter is left in places like cinema seats after a film has finished or outside on the street people may congregate but I doubt anyone would suggest removing the cinema.
I think perhaps it is too easy to want to solve a problem the quick way by removing something completely, particularly if one does not happen to use the facility oneself.
With litter problems where does one draw the line, remove all fast food outlets etc.
If the skate park were to be removed then I visualise litter, bike riding, skating etc could become an issue around the lake area.
Okay, I see your point on that, maybe move the skatepark elsewhere then? Maybe move it to the park that is next to the fairground car park? Somewhere that is further away from LIDL, since that is the main place of where all the litter is coming from.

If the skatepark wasn't so close to LIDL, maybe people wouldn't make the effort of going there or getting so much?
[quote][p][bold]Gillian Zella Martin 09[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]jakeriding[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Gillian Zella Martin 09[/bold] wrote: I think it is unfair to generalise and say that the place is not respected by anyone. The place is respected by many, there are those that realise that if the place is not used appropriately that they could lose the facilities. I find litter in the park around the lake not just in the skate park area, I pick it up and put it in the bin. Generally speaking some litter will always be left in open places not just areas used by young people.[/p][/quote]Okay, maybe one or two people may respect that place, but c'mon, haven't you seen the litter there if you walk down there after dark or early in the morning (before the cleaners have got there)? I don't know how the cleaners pick it all up, as there is soo much! Yes, I usually pick up the odd bit of litter lying about and put it in the bin, but it would take me a week to clean up the litter in the skatepark since I don't have a litter picker (or bin bag) on me.[/p][/quote]Yes I understand your point about the litter, this is perhaps an issue that needs addressing separately, to take away facilities due to a litter problem is not in my view the answer, Its a bit like doing away with a bench to prevent loitering and litter, it does not solve the problem it moves it on elsewhere. If they remove the facilities which are so well used by young people with skate boards, bikes, and scooters they will be leaving a lot of young people less with which to occupy themselves as a hobby in their free time. Some litter is left in places like cinema seats after a film has finished or outside on the street people may congregate but I doubt anyone would suggest removing the cinema. I think perhaps it is too easy to want to solve a problem the quick way by removing something completely, particularly if one does not happen to use the facility oneself. With litter problems where does one draw the line, remove all fast food outlets etc. If the skate park were to be removed then I visualise litter, bike riding, skating etc could become an issue around the lake area.[/p][/quote]Okay, I see your point on that, maybe move the skatepark elsewhere then? Maybe move it to the park that is next to the fairground car park? Somewhere that is further away from LIDL, since that is the main place of where all the litter is coming from. If the skatepark wasn't so close to LIDL, maybe people wouldn't make the effort of going there or getting so much? jakeriding

12:50pm Fri 1 Nov 13

Gillian Zella Martin 09 says...

I agree the skate park might have been better placed at the Penrose Community Area next to the Fairground Car-Park, I suppose now though it would not be financially viable to move it all and virtually start from scratch.
I personally would rather have not had Lidls there in the first place, however it provides jobs and obviously is popular with many people just not me.
I agree the skate park might have been better placed at the Penrose Community Area next to the Fairground Car-Park, I suppose now though it would not be financially viable to move it all and virtually start from scratch. I personally would rather have not had Lidls there in the first place, however it provides jobs and obviously is popular with many people just not me. Gillian Zella Martin 09

10:02pm Fri 1 Nov 13

Ken Helston says...

Have you noticed a pattern here Gillian, the condition of the lake in the park, was in the paper not so long ago, now the skate board area in the park, both things that come under Cllr Wallis's remit/area and always seems to be a lack of action don't you think? did he look into the lake, and get on to it, and what did he find? has he now looked into the skate board park problem to see what can be done?
Have you noticed a pattern here Gillian, the condition of the lake in the park, was in the paper not so long ago, now the skate board area in the park, both things that come under Cllr Wallis's remit/area and always seems to be a lack of action don't you think? did he look into the lake, and get on to it, and what did he find? has he now looked into the skate board park problem to see what can be done? Ken Helston

10:14pm Fri 1 Nov 13

Gillian Zella Martin 09 says...

No I don't think there always seems to be a lack of action, Councillor Andrew Wallis did do something about investigating the algae problem on the lake.

As for "did he look into the lake, and get on to it, and what did he find"
I would think the only way he would get on to it, would be in a boat and I imagine he would find a few ducks and swans.
How do I know whether or not he has looked into the skate board park to see what can be done. May I suggest you pose your questions to him.
No I don't think there always seems to be a lack of action, Councillor Andrew Wallis did do something about investigating the algae problem on the lake. As for "did he look into the lake, and get on to it, and what did he find" I would think the only way he would get on to it, would be in a boat and I imagine he would find a few ducks and swans. How do I know whether or not he has looked into the skate board park to see what can be done. May I suggest you pose your questions to him. Gillian Zella Martin 09

10:18pm Fri 1 Nov 13

Ken Helston says...

No good me putting my questions to him I don't think he's very trustworthy.
No good me putting my questions to him I don't think he's very trustworthy. Ken Helston

10:31pm Fri 1 Nov 13

Gillian Zella Martin 09 says...

Ken Helston wrote:
No good me putting my questions to him I don't think he's very trustworthy.
This is something you have repeatedly said, as you are actually naming him on a public website, may I suggest you contact Councillor Andrew Wallis personally to discuss any relevant issues you may have. I believe you should afford him the courtesy of a right of reply, not reiterate your unfounded accusations on here.
[quote][p][bold]Ken Helston[/bold] wrote: No good me putting my questions to him I don't think he's very trustworthy.[/p][/quote]This is something you have repeatedly said, as you are actually naming him on a public website, may I suggest you contact Councillor Andrew Wallis personally to discuss any relevant issues you may have. I believe you should afford him the courtesy of a right of reply, not reiterate your unfounded accusations on here. Gillian Zella Martin 09

1:27pm Sat 2 Nov 13

Ken Helston says...

So Gillian, why isn't the money being spent on the lake and the skateboard park?
So Gillian, why isn't the money being spent on the lake and the skateboard park? Ken Helston

1:56pm Sat 2 Nov 13

Gillian Zella Martin 09 says...

Ken Helston wrote:
So Gillian, why isn't the money being spent on the lake and the skateboard park?
What is the money to which you refer?
Cornwall Council has a new administration which has only been in place since May this year. Maybe you should be directing your questions to the CEO or Councillor Alex Folkes who is a cabinet member and portfolio holder for finance and resources.
A local Councillors community chest money allocation would not stretch to repairs such as are required in Coronation Park.
[quote][p][bold]Ken Helston[/bold] wrote: So Gillian, why isn't the money being spent on the lake and the skateboard park?[/p][/quote]What is the money to which you refer? Cornwall Council has a new administration which has only been in place since May this year. Maybe you should be directing your questions to the CEO or Councillor Alex Folkes who is a cabinet member and portfolio holder for finance and resources. A local Councillors community chest money allocation would not stretch to repairs such as are required in Coronation Park. Gillian Zella Martin 09

5:57pm Sat 2 Nov 13

meerkats says...

Ken Helston wrote:
No good me putting my questions to him I don't think he's very trustworthy.
Here we go yet again , you continually say that you think Cllr Wallis is not very trustworthy , but you never say what evidence you have to prove it. I think you are quite happy to disrepect him on these pages but are not brave enough to put your issues to him by meeting him.
[quote][p][bold]Ken Helston[/bold] wrote: No good me putting my questions to him I don't think he's very trustworthy.[/p][/quote]Here we go yet again , you continually say that you think Cllr Wallis is not very trustworthy , but you never say what evidence you have to prove it. I think you are quite happy to disrepect him on these pages but are not brave enough to put your issues to him by meeting him. meerkats

6:05pm Sat 2 Nov 13

meerkats says...

I think the safety issues should be addressed immediately at the Skateboard Park as there has already been one injury . It would be a shame if it was closed, because it is very popular with the youngsters ,it gives them somewhere to go and do, this keeping them riding their skateboards through the town etc. As for the rubbish, you get that wherever you go unfortunately , People of all ages can not be bothered to bin it. Going back to a comment made by Jakeriding, if rubbish is a contributory factor as to why he thinks it should close , than maybe the Spar Subway should close as well because the rubbish up from there along Meneage Road is disgusting.
I think the safety issues should be addressed immediately at the Skateboard Park as there has already been one injury . It would be a shame if it was closed, because it is very popular with the youngsters ,it gives them somewhere to go and do, this keeping them riding their skateboards through the town etc. As for the rubbish, you get that wherever you go unfortunately , People of all ages can not be bothered to bin it. Going back to a comment made by Jakeriding, if rubbish is a contributory factor as to why he thinks it should close , than maybe the Spar Subway should close as well because the rubbish up from there along Meneage Road is disgusting. meerkats

6:08pm Sat 2 Nov 13

meerkats says...

meerkats wrote:
I think the safety issues should be addressed immediately at the Skateboard Park as there has already been one injury . It would be a shame if it was closed, because it is very popular with the youngsters ,it gives them somewhere to go and do, this keeping them riding their skateboards through the town etc. As for the rubbish, you get that wherever you go unfortunately , People of all ages can not be bothered to bin it. Going back to a comment made by Jakeriding, if rubbish is a contributory factor as to why he thinks it should close , than maybe the Spar Subway should close as well because the rubbish up from there along Meneage Road is disgusting.
should have said thus keeping them from
[quote][p][bold]meerkats[/bold] wrote: I think the safety issues should be addressed immediately at the Skateboard Park as there has already been one injury . It would be a shame if it was closed, because it is very popular with the youngsters ,it gives them somewhere to go and do, this keeping them riding their skateboards through the town etc. As for the rubbish, you get that wherever you go unfortunately , People of all ages can not be bothered to bin it. Going back to a comment made by Jakeriding, if rubbish is a contributory factor as to why he thinks it should close , than maybe the Spar Subway should close as well because the rubbish up from there along Meneage Road is disgusting.[/p][/quote]should have said thus keeping them from meerkats

6:17pm Sat 2 Nov 13

meerkats says...

Gillian Zella Martin 09 wrote:
Helston has at least 10,000 residents if only half of them donated £10.00 each it would be a start.
I think thats an excellent idea , or maybe Lidl could make a donation as it seems the teenagers seem to spending a lot there. I would definitely make a donation if asked.
[quote][p][bold]Gillian Zella Martin 09[/bold] wrote: Helston has at least 10,000 residents if only half of them donated £10.00 each it would be a start.[/p][/quote]I think thats an excellent idea , or maybe Lidl could make a donation as it seems the teenagers seem to spending a lot there. I would definitely make a donation if asked. meerkats

6:32pm Sat 2 Nov 13

Gillian Zella Martin 09 says...

meerkats wrote:
Gillian Zella Martin 09 wrote:
Helston has at least 10,000 residents if only half of them donated £10.00 each it would be a start.
I think thats an excellent idea , or maybe Lidl could make a donation as it seems the teenagers seem to spending a lot there. I would definitely make a donation if asked.
I am glad someone thinks it is a good idea, no one ever seems to like my ideas usually lol
[quote][p][bold]meerkats[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Gillian Zella Martin 09[/bold] wrote: Helston has at least 10,000 residents if only half of them donated £10.00 each it would be a start.[/p][/quote]I think thats an excellent idea , or maybe Lidl could make a donation as it seems the teenagers seem to spending a lot there. I would definitely make a donation if asked.[/p][/quote]I am glad someone thinks it is a good idea, no one ever seems to like my ideas usually lol Gillian Zella Martin 09

10:05pm Sat 2 Nov 13

Ken Helston says...

Someone had voted meerkats likes all away completely and Gill gets likes for saying no one likes her ideas. Don't worry guys i've voted it all back again, And the ones that don't comment or come up with any ideas and just dozy finger press thumbs down, and they don't like anyone else commenting because they are tiny minded. Anyone I think that just votes thumbs down is a loser.
I agree about the Spar Subway rubbish. I don't care about the thumbs they can stick em where the sun don't shine.
Someone had voted meerkats likes all away completely and Gill gets likes for saying no one likes her ideas. Don't worry guys i've voted it all back again, And the ones that don't comment or come up with any ideas and just dozy finger press thumbs down, and they don't like anyone else commenting because they are tiny minded. Anyone I think that just votes thumbs down is a loser. I agree about the Spar Subway rubbish. I don't care about the thumbs they can stick em where the sun don't shine. Ken Helston

1:09pm Sun 3 Nov 13

meerkats says...

Ken Helston wrote:
Someone had voted meerkats likes all away completely and Gill gets likes for saying no one likes her ideas. Don't worry guys i've voted it all back again, And the ones that don't comment or come up with any ideas and just dozy finger press thumbs down, and they don't like anyone else commenting because they are tiny minded. Anyone I think that just votes thumbs down is a loser.
I agree about the Spar Subway rubbish. I don't care about the thumbs they can stick em where the sun don't shine.
Cheers Ken ,i thought it was strange how i got so many likes , going by my usual number of thumbs down. I bet most of the dislikers dont even bother to read the comments ,just press dislike instantly for the fun of it. To all you dislikers that press dislike every time you see my user name , i think you should either take up a hobby or perhaps get out more. SIMPLES.
[quote][p][bold]Ken Helston[/bold] wrote: Someone had voted meerkats likes all away completely and Gill gets likes for saying no one likes her ideas. Don't worry guys i've voted it all back again, And the ones that don't comment or come up with any ideas and just dozy finger press thumbs down, and they don't like anyone else commenting because they are tiny minded. Anyone I think that just votes thumbs down is a loser. I agree about the Spar Subway rubbish. I don't care about the thumbs they can stick em where the sun don't shine.[/p][/quote]Cheers Ken ,i thought it was strange how i got so many likes , going by my usual number of thumbs down. I bet most of the dislikers dont even bother to read the comments ,just press dislike instantly for the fun of it. To all you dislikers that press dislike every time you see my user name , i think you should either take up a hobby or perhaps get out more. SIMPLES. meerkats

6:16pm Sun 3 Nov 13

Ken Helston says...

I think someone else must be voting yours up too meerkats, cos when I looked you had none then I voted you up three times but you have ten votes.
I think someone else must be voting yours up too meerkats, cos when I looked you had none then I voted you up three times but you have ten votes. Ken Helston

7:20pm Sun 3 Nov 13

meerkats says...

Ken Helston wrote:
I think someone else must be voting yours up too meerkats, cos when I looked you had none then I voted you up three times but you have ten votes.
I think i am right in saying that Gill votes on all comments apart from her own. (Sorry if i have got that wrong Gill) incidentally i do not vote on my own comments either. Perhaps someone is playing silly beggars, but thanks for your votes .
[quote][p][bold]Ken Helston[/bold] wrote: I think someone else must be voting yours up too meerkats, cos when I looked you had none then I voted you up three times but you have ten votes.[/p][/quote]I think i am right in saying that Gill votes on all comments apart from her own. (Sorry if i have got that wrong Gill) incidentally i do not vote on my own comments either. Perhaps someone is playing silly beggars, but thanks for your votes . meerkats

7:35pm Sun 3 Nov 13

Gillian Zella Martin 09 says...

meerkats wrote:
Ken Helston wrote:
I think someone else must be voting yours up too meerkats, cos when I looked you had none then I voted you up three times but you have ten votes.
I think i am right in saying that Gill votes on all comments apart from her own. (Sorry if i have got that wrong Gill) incidentally i do not vote on my own comments either. Perhaps someone is playing silly beggars, but thanks for your votes .
I always vote 'like' on your comments meerkats and on most others, normally I don't bother voting on my own comments but admit to doing so lately especially if I feel they are unfairly disliked, for instance if I just a make positive comment about Helston and it receives loads of dislikes then I redress the balance on principle.
[quote][p][bold]meerkats[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ken Helston[/bold] wrote: I think someone else must be voting yours up too meerkats, cos when I looked you had none then I voted you up three times but you have ten votes.[/p][/quote]I think i am right in saying that Gill votes on all comments apart from her own. (Sorry if i have got that wrong Gill) incidentally i do not vote on my own comments either. Perhaps someone is playing silly beggars, but thanks for your votes .[/p][/quote]I always vote 'like' on your comments meerkats and on most others, normally I don't bother voting on my own comments but admit to doing so lately especially if I feel they are unfairly disliked, for instance if I just a make positive comment about Helston and it receives loads of dislikes then I redress the balance on principle. Gillian Zella Martin 09

7:41pm Sun 3 Nov 13

meerkats says...

This silly voting system should never have been introduced ,its pointless and not needed, a majority of your comments get the thumbs up from me too.
This silly voting system should never have been introduced ,its pointless and not needed, a majority of your comments get the thumbs up from me too. meerkats

8:15pm Sun 3 Nov 13

Gillian Zella Martin 09 says...

I don't expect people to agree with me and most of the time they probably don't, we live in a democratic society, and I am happy to debate with anyone about anything. Personally the voting really doesn't bother me because I believe in my opinions and will stand by them. It is nice to read others opinions because I see things from a different perspective and it is nice to understand how others think. I enjoyed reading Jake Ridings views.

Regarding the skate park, thinking about what Jake Riding has said, I think the way to address some of the problems would be to fence the skate park round effectively and have it locked after a certain time, that way it would prevent people from hanging out there during anti social hours, this might help address the litter issue. Lidls could be asked to lock and unlock it.
I suppose though the cost of fencing and gates would be an issue, although it could be cheaper long term than paying cleaners to clear the litter.
I don't expect people to agree with me and most of the time they probably don't, we live in a democratic society, and I am happy to debate with anyone about anything. Personally the voting really doesn't bother me because I believe in my opinions and will stand by them. It is nice to read others opinions because I see things from a different perspective and it is nice to understand how others think. I enjoyed reading Jake Ridings views. Regarding the skate park, thinking about what Jake Riding has said, I think the way to address some of the problems would be to fence the skate park round effectively and have it locked after a certain time, that way it would prevent people from hanging out there during anti social hours, this might help address the litter issue. Lidls could be asked to lock and unlock it. I suppose though the cost of fencing and gates would be an issue, although it could be cheaper long term than paying cleaners to clear the litter. Gillian Zella Martin 09

6:46pm Tue 19 Nov 13

SouthShoreSurf+SkatePenzance says...

jakeriding wrote:
I'd love to see the skate park gone! Everyone there don't respect the place at tall, it don't bring business into Helston, as they go into LIDL to buy all the stuff, then just throw it all over the path, even though there is a bin right next to the bench!

I walked past there once before and got a whole load verbal abuse, so I don't go down there whilst they're down there anymore.

Maybe fix up the park, of what is much more dangerous than, because younger kids always have their parents with them so they don't break stuff, create a hell of a load of litter (of what is a disgrace to look at) and don't give you lip when you walk past them!

I say, get rid of the skate park, it will make the Boating Lake a much nicer place to be!!
I disagree entirely with 'Everyone there don't respect the place at tall, it don't bring business into Helston'
We come over fairly regularly from Penzance, theres a fair size group of us and we do spend money in the town. I know for a fact that people travel from all over Cornwall to use this facility. How can you be in favour of removing a brilliant outdoor space that always has a great atmosphere that promotes kids young and old to do healthy activity? Not to mention the social development side for the youngsters and forming life long friendships. A free day out for families with kids?? I could go on...
You should get behind it and help raise some money if repairs need doing, we just did for our local park and after three years hard work we now have a world class facility in Penzance. Amazing what can be done if you put your mind to it!
[quote][p][bold]jakeriding[/bold] wrote: I'd love to see the skate park gone! Everyone there don't respect the place at tall, it don't bring business into Helston, as they go into LIDL to buy all the stuff, then just throw it all over the path, even though there is a bin right next to the bench! I walked past there once before and got a whole load verbal abuse, so I don't go down there whilst they're down there anymore. Maybe fix up the park, of what is much more dangerous than, because younger kids always have their parents with them so they don't break stuff, create a hell of a load of litter (of what is a disgrace to look at) and don't give you lip when you walk past them! I say, get rid of the skate park, it will make the Boating Lake a much nicer place to be!![/p][/quote]I disagree entirely with 'Everyone there don't respect the place at tall, it don't bring business into Helston' We come over fairly regularly from Penzance, theres a fair size group of us and we do spend money in the town. I know for a fact that people travel from all over Cornwall to use this facility. How can you be in favour of removing a brilliant outdoor space that always has a great atmosphere that promotes kids young and old to do healthy activity? Not to mention the social development side for the youngsters and forming life long friendships. A free day out for families with kids?? I could go on... You should get behind it and help raise some money if repairs need doing, we just did for our local park and after three years hard work we now have a world class facility in Penzance. Amazing what can be done if you put your mind to it! SouthShoreSurf+SkatePenzance

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