Residents say the area desperately needs Skatepark facilities and if suitable green space cannot be found it will be ‘a crying shame’.
The parish council is backing up the group of proactive parents and children in the fight for a Skatepark. The mission is being campaigned by mother-of-two, Jo White.
The 39-year-old mother said her oldest child young Charlie White, aged 11, who is a BMX rider as well as having a loving passion for scooters, sometimes lugs his own portable ramps around the village but these are not as good and are heavy to move around.
Jo, of Southside in Congresbury, said: “There is a huge interest in building a Skatepark in the village and it would be used by hundreds of kinds in the village and locally.
These are a couple of quotes from local villagers “Yatton, Wrington, Churchill and Cheddar all have Skateparks and the government is constantly encouraging us to get the children outside and exercise so it really would be fantastic to have one in our village.”
“It would mean the children could use it in their own village instead of having to travel to other villages. It would be a crying shame if they couldn’t find the right spot/area as Congresbury has so much land-it would be very disappointing.”
Jo, who is a lab technician, and Congresbury Parish Council, has created a working party made up of councillor, schoolchildren and parents.
A feasibility study will now take place in a bit to find suitable locations and possible areas include the Millennium green and the king George IV playing fields as well as an area next to the ball-court.
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