Equipment at Promenade Park skatepark needs replacing and made safer, says Maldon teenager

Maldon and Burnham Standard: Jack Sparks and Morgan Wringe pictured at the skatepark Jack Sparks and Morgan Wringe pictured at the skatepark

A BMX rider is calling for a skate park to be made safer and equipment replaced.

Jack Sparks, 15, uses the track in Promenade Park, Park Drive, Maldon, nearly every evening.

But the teenager, of Hemmings Court, Maldon, said: “The council have had two old, rotten ramps sitting at the side of the skatepark for a year now, and they have just removed the spine ramp that was once there.

“The pump track is very unsafe for children, as I see many kids falling off with no helmets on."

Maldon District Council said the equipment has been inspected and is safe, and £10,000 will be spent on essential refurbishment including re-using some ramps taken from another site.

This is due to be completed before the summer holidays.

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9:28pm Wed 2 Apr 14

Jack222 says...

Austerity time - make them pay or lose it.

I see no reason why council tax should pay for this minority sport.
Austerity time - make them pay or lose it. I see no reason why council tax should pay for this minority sport. Jack222
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4:19pm Thu 3 Apr 14

Dengie D says...

You must be really hard up Jack222 as your only concern seems to lie with your council tax not going up. Have you considered qualifying in something worthwhile and obtaining a better paying job (if you have one)?
You must be really hard up Jack222 as your only concern seems to lie with your council tax not going up. Have you considered qualifying in something worthwhile and obtaining a better paying job (if you have one)? Dengie D
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8:04pm Thu 3 Apr 14

SandyR says...

Gosh, austerity time. We may as well shut Maldon down and throw the keys away, it would save a fortune in council tax.
Gosh, austerity time. We may as well shut Maldon down and throw the keys away, it would save a fortune in council tax. SandyR
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