Helston skate park safe after 'emergency funds' found

Helston skate park safe after 'emergency funds' found

Helston skate park safe after 'emergency funds' found

First published in News

Helston Skate Park will remain in the town for the foreseeable future after Cornwall Council agreed to allocate “emergency funds” to repair corroded equipment.

Cormac has been contracted to make the park safe for the next two to three years. Work will take approximately two weeks.

A moveable piece of equipment inherited with the skate park, the “grind bar”, will remain in place after skaters were “very vociferous” that it should not be removed as suggested. However, its fixing down is being investigated.

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

Last October  town councillor Lloyd Harris said he had personal experience of the problems, telling a council 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.

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6:29pm Tue 21 Jan 14

Gillian Zella Martin 09 says...

This is excellent news, the skate park is well used by many, the very fact that the skate park is already in situ, would in my view, have been an irresponsible retrograde move in facilities for young people had it been removed due to lack of maintenance funds. Cornwall Council has made the right decision in funding repairs. Helston has comparatively very few facilities for young people, and to have lost this could have resulted in many knock-on effects. Well done Cornwall Council you got it right this time.
This is excellent news, the skate park is well used by many, the very fact that the skate park is already in situ, would in my view, have been an irresponsible retrograde move in facilities for young people had it been removed due to lack of maintenance funds. Cornwall Council has made the right decision in funding repairs. Helston has comparatively very few facilities for young people, and to have lost this could have resulted in many knock-on effects. Well done Cornwall Council you got it right this time. Gillian Zella Martin 09
  • Score: 5

6:42pm Wed 22 Jan 14

meerkats says...

This is great news ,the skate park is well used and much needed for the youngsters to have somewhere to go and enjoy themselves. Well done CC for allocating the funds.
This is great news ,the skate park is well used and much needed for the youngsters to have somewhere to go and enjoy themselves. Well done CC for allocating the funds. meerkats
  • Score: -1

9:04am Sun 26 Jan 14

petergg says...

All property needs maintainance

Mr. Passmor Edwards would be so proud
All property needs maintainance Mr. Passmor Edwards would be so proud petergg
  • Score: -8

2:58pm Sun 26 Jan 14

Rainbow over Helston says...

Oh who used to bang on about Passmore Edwards, no not Ron, but telstar, and the chip shop and the pasty place. Who once called people "numpties" oh yes telstar and petergg, who was sarcastic to Gill, oh yes petergg and telstar. Penrose rd was called a money.pit by Ron once, i agree with him, it is a privately owned place the skate park belongs to the council, why should CC waste money on Penrose Rd. I think that place is past help, i think it is typical of a dark age in Cornwall.
Oh who used to bang on about Passmore Edwards, no not Ron, but telstar, and the chip shop and the pasty place. Who once called people "numpties" oh yes telstar and petergg, who was sarcastic to Gill, oh yes petergg and telstar. Penrose rd was called a money.pit by Ron once, i agree with him, it is a privately owned place the skate park belongs to the council, why should CC waste money on Penrose Rd. I think that place is past help, i think it is typical of a dark age in Cornwall. Rainbow over Helston
  • Score: 2

3:07pm Sun 26 Jan 14

Rainbow over Helston says...

One of those skate park ramps was built in memory of someone. aswell i think
One of those skate park ramps was built in memory of someone. aswell i think Rainbow over Helston
  • Score: 4

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