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Children call for skatepark revamp

Published Monday, 24 June 2019

A group of young skateboarders have been getting in touch with other children across Coventry to support them in calling for new resurfacing at the War Memorial Park skatepark.

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Briony, aged eight, is one of a group of children from Earlsdon Primary School who have put together a petition to the Council asking for refurbishment work at the skatepark.

She said: “We love skateboarding, and we really think it could be improved. We hope that lots of other children will support us.”
Cllr Dr Kindy Sandhu, Earlsdon Ward Councillor, was with the young people when they presented their petition to Cllr Abdul Khan, Cabinet Member for parks in Coventry.

Cllr Sandhu said: “To have put together a petition and to have set up a campaign for an issue they are passionate about is to be applauded.”
Lorelie, Oscar, George, Briony and Quinn, aged between eight and 11 years, have been campaigning for over six months for the renovation of the skatepark in the War Memorial Park. 

Skateboarding is their passion, and Briony in particular, is keen for more girls to take up the sport. 

The children believe the current skatepark is in need of repair, and say it is too small for the number of young people who currently use it. 

They have been working hard on their campaign from making bags to posting information about the campaign on social media. 

They have also e-mailed information for newsletters to all primary and secondary schools in Coventry. Last week the children went to Finham Park School to talk to the student council.

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