Skate Park at
Vansittart Road Recreation Ground
During the holiday month
the Skate Park has been well used. We have received reports that
an ambulance has been called there on several occasions, but
we have no news of injuries. If anyone has more details, we would
appreciate hearing what happened.
We trust that the above
incidents were not major, unlike at Hayling Island earlier in
the year where a teenager was killed at an unsupervised Skate
Park, similar to Windsor. In that instance a picnic table had
been dragged from its securing bolts and used for bike jumping
practice of some sort. The teenager was killed as his pedal stuck
in the table and catapulted him forwards, head first onto the
ground. This was an unsupervised Skate Park, just as Windsor
is for the majority of the time.
We read of gang fights
at the Maidenhead Skate Park, Kidwells Park, in The Maidenhead
Advertiser this week. We trust that the Borough have matters
under control such that Windsor residents do not have to endure
A number of letters have
been received from elderly residents at Kipling Court who are
particularly close to the Skate Park and are required to endure
non-stop noise all day, and on occasions into the night too.
On 29th August the local
police are to hold a meeting at Kipling Court to discuss general
local grievances and problems. Perhaps the Skate Park will be
the subject of some discussion especially as the local papers
this week are reporting that an elderly resident in Dedworth
are the subject of abusive behaviour, yet the police were unable
on that occasion to respond due to other commitments.