Report on Nailsea Community Skatepark open meeting

18 months after the official opening of the new Nailsea Skatepark, Nailsea Skatepark Project, Nailsea Town Council, and the local community police partnered together to hold an open meeting for all users, parents and guardians and other interested community individuals. This was held at 65 High Street (Previously Youth house) on Thursday evening 7th December 7 PM. A good mix from the Council, Police, Community, NSP representatives as well as skate park users gathered for a really constructive 90 min meeting, celebrating what has been achieved, and the history behind the new skate park as well as looking toward 2018 and beyond.

It was very worthwhile to get input from the youngsters who use the park every day, and all parties believed it was a very well worthwhile exercise and one that we hope to replicate in early spring.

Among other things discussion points centred around, the very successful Skatepark festival, which next year will be held on June 9, 2018, Skate School (scheduled for Spring/Summer 2018) the fences surrounding the park, situating of the benches, additional litter bins, the new youth shelter and the current CCTV coverage.

Everybody agreed that working together we can eradicate any small issues of antisocial behaviour, in order to reassure the skate park remains a very welcoming community space for every age group, as it has been since opening.

If you were unable to get the meeting and have any points to make please don’t hesitate to contact Nailsea Skate Park representative Phil Williams

Very much looking forward to an exciting 2018. Finally, NSP spokesperson Phil wanted to thank above all, those that played a part in helping to raise funds for the skate park, and a special mention to the great working relationship with Nailsea Town Council for their ongoing support and of course the police and community workers for helping to ensure that the park is an area that we can all enjoy. A great example of ‘Working together, achieving more’