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New indoor skate park opening delayed

Posted on - 31st March, 2011 - 10:15am | Author - | Posted in - Arts, Campaigns, Charities, News, Opinion, Parks, People

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Anger is growing as teens are ‘left in the dark’ over plans for a new skate park in Preston.

It was announced at the beginning of the year that the city’s only indoor skating park would be ready this month.

The plans will see a 15,000 ft warehouse on School Street converted, which will also include a café, indoor sports shop, and facilities for local bands to use.

Luke Dabrowski, inline skater, said: “This is becoming a joke really. They announced the new park would open and then just left us all in the dark.

“Being the only indoor site, it would be a really popular venue. At the moment we have to travel to other cities to use their facilities.”

Others youths have also expressed annoyance.

Skateboarder, Lewis Adams, said: “It’s not just that they have stopped giving us information but they seem to have completely disappeared.

“After trying to contact them the numbers do not exist and they have stopped publishing updates on the building. It’s a complete mystery.”

The park, named The Arc, would be run by a charity organisation with all donations being put back into the company to improve the site.

Despite several attempts by Blog Preston, organisers and builders responsible for the site were unavailable to comment.

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