YOUR SAY: Call for skatepark lighting

Reporter:

David Waddington

PARENTS concerned over skateboarders' safety are calling for floodlights in Eirias Park.

The popularity of the skatepark has prompted residents to request lighting for the area to allow young people to continue to use the facilities during the winter months.

Leanne Herbert, of Greenfield Road, said: “My 14 year old son goes there and a lot of his friends go there too - it’s brilliant. They use it and they look after it.
“But it’s getting into winter now and there is no lighting so they can’t use it. When the kids aren’t there, they’re going to be back on the streets causing bother."

Ms Herbert called the council to enquire about putting in flood lights, but was told it would not be possible to address the issue this year.

She said: “I was told it was a very good point but they said there was no money to do it. This is a safety issue. A few of my son’s friends have admitted they will still use it when it’s gone dark.”

Jim Jones, Section Head of the Coastal Community Development, confirmed lighting the park was something the council was keen to undertake, but were currently waiting on the plans for a major community development facility currently being organised by the Dan's Den charity.

Mr Jones said: “It has always been a Council aspiration to put floodlights on this site. At present, we are waiting for the outcome of Dan's Den application for the proposed development so that we can work in partnership with them to try and provide this additional provision.”

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