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Problem skate park to be completed after MP demands resolution

Problem skate park to be completed after MP demands resolution

The problem skate park site located behind B&Q, which has been the scene of criminal damage and anti social behavior, is to be completed by a new business partnership. After meeting with representatives of local businesses, council officials and police over many weeks, Toby Perkins, Labour Member of Parliament for Chesterfield, has been informed that the new investor in the site will be unveiled in just two weeks time.

The former Bryan Donkins site off Derby Road has been a constant drain on police resources and tax payer’s money since Thornfield’s, developers of the site, went into administration earlier this year. With no lighting or CCTV on the skate park itself, the facility has been a magnet for those intent on causing trouble for genuine skaters and local employees alike. Mr. Perkins had been contacted by dozens of constituents expressing deep concern about the skate park, which led to discussions with the local constabulary, B&Q management and the skaters themselves. The news of a near resolution comes as great relief for those who had previously feared to use or work near the skate park, particularly after dark.

Mr. Perkins said:-

The news that a firm has all but signed on the dotted line is great for Chesterfield and for those who have been put off using what is potentially a fantastic facility for young people in our area. Genuine skaters deserve a site which is not only challenging but which is safe for them to visit with their friends. I am informed that the new developers will be completing the skate park as part of a new business park off the A61, which is not just good news for local skaters but for the local economy too”.

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