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Question: are u building skate parks in stoke

Asked by naughtonk to David, Ed, Jim, Kevin, Lynnette, Rae on 8 Oct 2010 in Categories: .

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  • Photo: Ed RuaneEd Ruane answered on 7 Oct 2010:

    I’m really not sure at the moment…I’ll find out from the Council to see if they have any plans and I’ll let you know in a few days.

    Right I’ve got an update regarding skate parks in Coventry, unfortunately there are no plans at present for a skate park in the Stoke area. Coventry has four skate parks in the city, they are situated at:

    War Memorial Park
    St Margaret’s Open Space, Walsgrave Road
    Longford Park
    Holbrooks Park

    However, the Council is developing a facilities strategy and this may provide some information on need in the city, this work will not be completed until some time in the new year. Hope this information is useful.


  • Photo: Kevin FosterKevin Foster answered on 7 Oct 2010:

    As a Councillor I focus on fighting for more facilities for the Ward I represent which covers Whitley, Cheylesmore and Stonehouse estate. I am particularly keen to see better facilities for 5 a side football and basketball no Whitley Common as I know many teenagers who go there like to play these sports. I also am pleased that the facilities in the war Memorial Park, including the Skate Park, can look forward to improvements as part of a major revamp I campaigned for along with my colleagues in Earlsdon Ward.

    I would like to see better skate park facilities across the city and think the Council should support them. There are regularly skaters in the Councillors underground car park in the City Centre, particularly as it empties in the evening. I am impressed by some of the tricks they pull and always say hello when walking past.

    Sadly none of the councillors for Stoke have volunteered to take part in this years I’m a Councillor, although Cllr Townshend (Councillor for Lower Stoke) did find time to give a quote to the press about it. I would therefore recommend you e-mail him asking what he is doing on this issue. His e-mail address is Philip.Townshend@coventry.gov.uk You could also encourage him to take part in I’m a Councillor event next year so he can answer questions like this directly.


  • Photo: Jim O'BoyleJim O'Boyle answered on 7 Oct 2010:

    The answer as far as I know is no. I am though building a Youth Area in the city centre so maybe when that’s finished you may want to visit it!


  • Photo: David SkinnerDavid Skinner answered on 7 Oct 2010:

    I do not represent Stoke, so leave that to others to answer.


  • Photo: Lynnette KellyLynnette Kelly answered on 8 Oct 2010:

    We had plans for lots of play areas across the city, but the government took all the money away over the summer so everything not already in place or well under way has been cancelled.
    See Rachel’s answer for a complete list of what is planned. Sadly some of these had to be greatly reduced in size because of the money being taken away.
    I know we still need play areas in other places.
    But if you can get to the Alan Higgs centre, their BMX tracks are really good, and the ramps can be used by skateboards as well as BMXs.
    I’m trying to find money from other sources, but it’s not easy.


  • Photo: Rachel LancasterRachel Lancaster answered on 8 Oct 2010:

    I’m not sure if any of the parks listed below are near you but this is what has been done & is planned soon.

    The 15 parks completed are: Allesley, Cash’s Park, Charterhouse Fields, Parkwood Meadows, Sovereign Row, Woodway Walk, Alan Higgs, Xcel Centre, Bell Green, Manor Farm, Nauls Mill Farm, Primrose Hill Park, Floyds Field, Willenhall Brookstray and Willenhall Wood.

    The new parks all have a focus on natural play, which incorporates the natural landscape of the area as well as traditional play equipment, to encourage children and young people to play in a more imaginative way.

    Over the next 12 months we will be improving a further 12 play areas. These will be: War Memorial Park, Caludon Park, Longford Park, Holbrook Park, Red House Park, Edgwick Park, Gosford Green, Coundon Hall Park, Whitley Common and Morris Common. Also there will be new play facilities in Spon End and on the former City Farm site.

    There will be opportunities for local people to be involved in the design process, especially children and young people.