On Thursday 12th July 2001
the Windsor Express featured residents concerns in a story headed
"Residents fury over the siting of a skate park". The Windsor Express is on sale at all local newsagents
from Thursday 12th July. More
information with photographs is accessible from the Vansittart Rec Index Page.
Express, in an
article by Michael Cooper, reflected residents' concerns that
siting the skate park in a residential area had lead to endless
problems such as late night noise, an increase in graffiti including
damage to an attractive Millennium Mural as well as damage nearby
and in the park itself. The residents cite lack of patrols to
prevent a whole host of undesirable activity as well as its comparatively
remote and unlit position and are keen to see the skate park
established at a point where all required services and facilities
are readily available.