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A Guide to Roller Rinks in North Jersey http://www.cliftonparkarena.com/a-guide-to-roller-rinks-in-north-jersey/ Wed, 28 Apr 2021 01:07:20 +0000 http://www.cliftonparkarena.com/a-guide-to-roller-rinks-in-north-jersey/

Indoor activities are always required in New Jersey where the weather can be unpredictable. Roller skating in an arena can be a fun and active way to spend an evening, whether it’s for adults, kids or family skating nights. There are plenty of places to spend an evening gliding in North Jersey, not far from Hudson County. Whether you are an expert in roller skating or looking to start a new hobby, check out our list of roller rinks in the north of Jersey.

Branch Brook Park Roller Skating Center {Clifton Avenue, 7th Avenue, Newark}

Branch Brook Park Roller Skating Center

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Adult skating nights and family skating nights as well as events for young and beginner skaters are available at this property. Entrances and skate rental prices vary depending on the night of the week, and spectator tickets are also available for purchase.

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Frenchtown Ice Rink {2998 Daniel Bray Highway, Frenchtown}

Events of all kinds can take place in Frenchtown, including birthdays, after-school skate clubs, fundraising events, classes, and physical education school openings. Events and times vary in this family business.

Inline Skating Club of America {170 Schuyler Avenue, North Arlington}

Complete with a full-service snack bar and arcade, the Inline Skating Club of America offers a complete skating experience with background music. Free skating is available on weekends only, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., and rental skates can be purchased on site.

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South Amboy Arena Rollermagic {270 N. Stevens Avenue, South Amboy}

South Amboy Arena Rollermagic

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This rink offers many options for skaters of all ages and skill levels, including skating lessons, a competitive skating club, lockers and an observation area. There’s also a full-service skate shop and a full-service snack bar, as well as a novelty store. Public skating is available most days of the week, but full facility rentals can be arranged for any day.

Villa ice rink {2121 NJ-57, Washington}

Villa ice rink

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Graffiti and light effects add to the decor of the Villa’s ice rink, where themed Halloween skates are also offered. The Adult Skating Night takes place on the third Thursday of each month, but private parties and other events can be scheduled on flexible days. Free skating takes place on Wednesdays and every day of the weekend.

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Erica calls Hoboken her adopted home, having moved from Toronto, Canada almost three years ago. She graduated from NYU School of Journalism last year and now spends her days writing and reading. Her interests include everything from sports to books to fashion, and she falls more and more in love with Hudson County with each passing day.




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Hoover Business Happenings – HooverSun.com http://www.cliftonparkarena.com/hoover-business-happenings-hooversun-com/ Tue, 27 Apr 2021 22:16:12 +0000 http://www.cliftonparkarena.com/hoover-business-happenings-hooversun-com/

Open

1. Helen Hays opened Haven Space Lounge at 5291, chemin Valleydale, unit 125. 205-582-2600, havenspacessalon.com

2. Longhorn Steakhouse opened its new restaurant at 1063 Amber Drive in the Stadium Trace Village development on April 13. 205-986-0600, longhornsteakhouse.com

3. Taco Bell opened on an outparcel at 5622 Grove Blvd. in The Grove Shopping Center. tacobell.com

4. Former Auburn University and NFL player Reggie Torbor and his wife Michelle were to open a new cafe called Taproot Cafe, 5190 Medford Drive, Suite 124, in April. The cafe offers healthy, seasonal dishes from local suppliers.

5. The new Dunkin ‘ opened at 2415 Acton Road on April 13, offering coffee, donuts and other goodies to nearby residents. dunkindonuts.com

6. Joint chiropractic, 270 Doug Baker Blvd., Suite 400, is now open and offers pain relief and preventative care by licensed chiropractors with evening and weekend hours. 205-927-4892, thejoint.com

7. The US 280 location of Best buy moved from River Ridge Mall and is now open at Brook Highland Mall at 5201 US 280. 205-437-8966, bestbuy.com

Coming soon

8. Whiskey Foxtrot Burger Dive, 2341 John Hawkins Parkway, has pushed back its scheduled opening date at the former location of Jubilee Joe’s Cajun seafood restaurant to May 24.

News and Achievements

9. On April 19, Hoover City Council approved Whataburger to build a drive-through restaurant on the site currently occupied by Pier 1 Imports in the Riverchase Promenade shopping center. whataburger.com

10. Ruby Sunshine, a New Orleans-inspired all-day brunch restaurant, plans to open a new location at 5243 US 280. It also has a location in Homewood’s Edgewood neighborhood. rubysunshine.com

11. The juicy crab The restaurant chain, which started in Duluth, Ga., In 2015, plans to open a location in the former Logan’s Roadhouse in an outparcel in the Colonial Promenade Hoover Mall at 2740 John Hawkins Parkway. In mid-April, there was a location of The Juicy Crab in Tuscaloosa and more planned in Hoover, Dothan, Mobile and Montgomery. In total, The Juicy Crab in mid-April had 32 restaurants in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Texas and another 15 listed as ” coming up “on the company’s website, including the four newcomers to Alabama. thejuicycrab.com

Removals and renovations

12. Maven Hair Co. moved to a new location at 1001 Beaumont Avenue, Suite 101. 205-616-4255, facebook.com/Maven-Hair- Company-130107177837191

13. On April 5, Hoover City Council approved a license for Lots of Vino to sell beer and wine for consumption off the premises at 1650 Montgomery Freeway in the Hoover Square Mall.

14. The construction of the new Brock’s Gap Brewing Co. Brewery and Faucet Room which will be at the corner of Stadium Trace Parkway and Mineral Trace, right next to the Hoover Metropolitan Stadium car park.

15. Construction of the yellow hammer purchased a 1,414 square foot office condo in the 280 Village office complex at 2803 Greystone Commercial Boulevard, Suite 18. Yellow Hammer Construction was leasing the space. Terry Ponder of NAI Chase Commercial Real Estate represented the owner in the transaction and Tina Baum of RE / MAX Advantage South represented Yellow Hammer. Josh Thaggard of Cadence Bank provided the funding. 205-617-1166, yellowhammerconstruction.com

16. On April 19, Hoover City Council gave Delta Investments and Development approval of the conversion of the Riverchase Car Wash site at 3641 Lorna Road into a convenience store and gas station.

17. D&G Development began construction on a new 12,600 square foot mall in the 5,400 block of US 280, adjacent to Tattersall Park. The hub is said to include Anatole’s bike, skate and surf shop, Dunkin ‘donut and cafe, Five Guys Burgers & Fries, and Jersey Mike’s Subs. 423-429-1107, dg.dev

18. Veterinarian Alexandria Sheppard joined Banfield Pet Hospital inside the PetSmart at 3780 Riverchase Village, Suite 300. Sheppard graduated from Hoover High School in 2009 and received a BA from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in Biology, Chemistry and Marine Sciences in 2013 and an MA in public health and a doctorate in veterinary medicine from St. George’s University in Grenada. She joins Dr Brett Earley at Banfield Pet Hospital. 205-682-9893, banfield.com/veterinarians/al/hoover/hvr

Staff travel

19. ARC Realty had several new agents join its Hoover office at 5220 Peridot Place, Suite 124, in Stadium Trace Village this year. Patti schreiner and Dave taylor came to ARC Realty from RE / MAX, Clara berguson moved from Signature Homes to ARC Realty, and Brittany Mareno joined the ARC Realty team. 205-969-8912, arcrealtyco.com/real-estate-office/103/hoover

20. Dr Mark Kidd, Owner of Double Oak Mountain Animal Clinic, 5490 US 280, died April 4. The veterinary practice will continue to operate with Dr Robert Douglas, and Dr Jason Vargas, the medical director of VCA Liberty Animal Hospital in Liberty Park, has also started providing care at the Double Oak Mountain Animal Clinic. 205-991-5446, doubleoakmountainvet.com

21. Leigh White moved from the Belk spa and salon to the Riverchase Galleria to Chase hair and nails, 3825 Lorna Road, Suite 204. White previously worked at Chase Hair & Nail. She joins Theresa Abouhaidar, Jill Marie Rodriguez, Tracy Giles, Jean Mcree, Carolyn Lovell, Jina Norris, Lina Harb, Sonja Hardy, Jane Smith, Tonya Albarado and Cindy Cross. 205-982-2008

22. Ronald Eason and Ted swartz joined the Hoover office of Krch Realty, 2112 Rocky Ridge Road, Suite 100. 205-543-5303, krchrealty.com

23. Global services, a screen printing, embroidery and logo company of 512 Mineral Trace in the community of Trace Crossings, celebrated its 28th anniversary in March. The company was formed in Bluff Park in 1993, moved to Pelham in 1998 and returned to Hoover in 2006, said co-owner Navdeep Harang. 205-987-7787, shivawear.com

Birthdays

24. Cathie Bonner, physiotherapist and clinic director at South’s Greystone Therapy , 2823, boulevard commercial Greystone, celebrates its 10 years there. 205-408-1713, therapysouth.net

Closures

25. F45 South Hoover gym and fitness center, 1713 Montgomery Highway, Suite 139, closed April 12.


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How to get tickets for the 2021 Dew Tour http://www.cliftonparkarena.com/how-to-get-tickets-for-the-2021-dew-tour/ Tue, 27 Apr 2021 19:05:09 +0000 http://www.cliftonparkarena.com/how-to-get-tickets-for-the-2021-dew-tour/

Tickets to attend the 2021 Dew Tour, the inaugural event of the all-new Lauridsen Skatepark in downtown Des Moines scheduled for May 20-23, are now up for grabs.

Due to pandemic, event requires fans to book free tickets via the Dew Tour website, the company announced on Tuesday. Each person is allowed to reserve a time slot to attend per day, which will be enforced by color-coded wristbands, and no one without a free ticket will be allowed to enter the site, according to a press release.

Fans will be able to access public skate lessons and the “Dew Tour Experience”, described in the press release as “a festival-style zone” which “will provide a large, socially remote and safe space for fans to enjoy and enjoy. free fun activations of the event partners “along 2nd Avenue.

Free tickets to the 2021 Dew Tour, the inaugural event of the all-new Lauridsen Skatepark in downtown Des Moines scheduled for May 20-23, are now available online.

► Previously:Des Moines Lauridsen Skatepark to host the Dew Tour, an Olympic qualifying event, at the inauguration

Spectator access to the grassy area surrounding the skate park, which will be divided into groups of six, is available on a first-come, first-served basis, according to the press release.

As additional safety protocols in light of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the event will require attendees to wear masks and complete a health and COVID-19 release questionnaire upon entry.

Anyone who can’t get a ticket or wants to watch from home can do so easily: the entire event will be streamed live on DewTour.com, Facebook Live, YouTube and other major platforms. NBC and NBCSN are also planning to air several hours of coverage of the event.

The final design of the Lauridsen Skatepark in downtown Des Moines places it at 88,000 square feet of skating space.

After:

The Dew Tour is the only US-based global Olympic qualifying event for skateboarders ahead of the Tokyo Olympics this summer. The 2020 Olympics, rescheduled this summer due to the pandemic, will feature skateboarding for the first time with men’s and women’s street and park events.


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Plans emerge to revamp the Troy skate park http://www.cliftonparkarena.com/plans-emerge-to-revamp-the-troy-skate-park/ Tue, 27 Apr 2021 14:54:41 +0000 http://www.cliftonparkarena.com/plans-emerge-to-revamp-the-troy-skate-park/


Zach McDougall has high hopes for the skate park in Troy.

Speaking during the public comment portion of an April 21 meeting of Troy city council, McDougall described his plans for the predominantly bare 40-by-90-foot slab in Roosevelt Park. To complement the handful of ramps and flat rails dotted around the park, McDougall considered building concrete and cinder block obstacles, including a quarter pipe.

Councilors cheered McDougall on, citing the keen interest of local youth. Mayor Dallas Carr said he had received 16 letters from elementary school students in support of the park’s renovation.

At the same time, city officials warned McDougall not to go too fast. Carr said developing the lot without taking proper precautions could present liability issues.

City clerk Tracy Rebo said the Montana Municipal Interlocal Authority, the city’s insurance provider, lacks clear specifications for skate parks. The authority would, however, require Troy to complete an application that would include design plans.

While McDougall pitched the idea of ​​making the park feel like a renegade with do-it-yourself obstacles, councilors urged him to develop a more traditional proposal. Councilor TJ Boswell recommended working with an engineering firm on the project.

“There are several engineering firms that specialize specifically in creating skateparks and you just say it’s our imprint, put down a design and basically everything is designed,” Boswell said.

While the project didn’t have to be designed to qualify for insurance, Rebo said the work would have to be done by a professional.

McDougall said he had worked on concrete slabs, but had no experience building ramps. He was planning to coordinate with friends who had previously helped build skateparks.

After reviewing the tentative plans for the park, Boswell suggested the city could tackle one or two obstacles per year using grants. Milo Rogers, owner of a local construction company, backed the idea, saying phased work on the park could help keep the public interested.

Having a set of plans would also increase the likelihood of the project being completed. Carr said about once a year an interested resident like McDougall attempted to renovate the park. So far none have been very successful.

Without setting a firm vision for the park, Carr said McDougall also runs the risk of another group launching and taking over the project. The mayor recalled a similar case when residents attempted to reorganize the Troy softball field. After the group did much of their own work, Carr said the city and schools decided to get on the project.

“We tore it up and did it in a more professional way,” Carr said. “But these guys saw the need and they put the time in them. And it is disheartening.

McDougall agreed that developing a plan would be a good step forward.

Boswell suggested forming a committee to oversee work in the park.


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Lancaster cycle lane redevelopment described as ‘cheap skating work’ http://www.cliftonparkarena.com/lancaster-cycle-lane-redevelopment-described-as-cheap-skating-work/ Tue, 27 Apr 2021 14:45:00 +0000 http://www.cliftonparkarena.com/lancaster-cycle-lane-redevelopment-described-as-cheap-skating-work/

The group said the county council’s recent refresh of bike paths and stops in and around the city was “shoddy” and some spots had been completely overlooked.

He also pointed out that the red “texture flex” – an important safety feature – had not been updated.

Lancashire County Council said the work was not yet complete and additional funds were being sought for some of the work.

Lancaster cyclists and pedestrians receive "poor quality processing" from Lancashire County Council, according to the city campaign group Dynamo.
Lancaster’s cyclists and pedestrians are being ‘treated badly’ by Lancashire County Council, according to the city campaign group Dynamo.

Dick Follows, of Dynamo, said the stop boxes should have been refreshed two years ago because they have become almost invisible, especially in winter.

He said: “Shoddy and half done barely covers the recent county refresh.

“Some of our worn out bike paths and stop stops have been completely ignored.

“You may also have noticed that no red texture-flex, which gives the infrastructure its authority and has proven to be an important security feature, has not been refreshed.

The junction of Butterfield Street and Chapel Street, Lancaster.

“Really inexpensive skating work, which reduces protection for cyclists.”

Mr Follows also pointed out that running is dangerous for cycling, especially on Butterfield Street, which connects Wood Street and Chapel Street near the bus station.

He said: “In January, a young woman was knocked off her bicycle by a rat driver who left Butterfield Street without looking back and forth.

“Fortunately, she was not seriously injured and her father was there to take care of her.

“It could easily have been much more serious, even fatal.

“Any experienced cyclist who rides this Chapel Street cycle path will tell you how real the danger of getting out of rat runners is.

“It has been known for many years that if you are serious about increasing the number of cyclists, you need to invest in building safe and protected cycle lanes that novice and inexperienced cyclists feel safe, without making cycling more dangerous.

Lancaster was a cycling demonstration town between 2005 and 2011, and the number of cyclists has increased.

However, Mr Follows said the county council has not invested in the city in recent years and as a result the number of cyclists has declined, while fatalities and serious injuries have increased.

A Lancashire County Council spokesperson said: ‘We recently carried out work to update road markings in Lancaster, including some cycle lanes and forward stops, which improve safety at junctions by helping cyclists to maneuvering and making them more visible to traffic.

“This work has only been completed for line brands so far.

“A number of these features are also marked using a red texture-flex surface which was originally jointly funded by Lancashire County Council and Lancaster City Council as well as by government grants which were granted when Lancaster became a cycling demonstration town in 2005, but since it is relatively expensive to replace. We are currently working to identify additional funding for this work as it cannot be covered by the usual annual budget allocation for the renewal of road markings throughout the district.

“We hope to be able to confirm a program for this work soon.

“The County Council continues to promote and support improvements for pedestrians, cyclists and public transport and is currently developing and undertaking regular consultations with all residents of Lancaster on how commuting can be transformed in the center. -City, which will lead to the publication of more detailed plans later this year.

“We have identified opportunities to announce proposals for the eventual closure of Butterfield Street through the planning process and it is envisioned that a consultation on this issue will take place shortly.”


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Aubin Grove skate park plans shattered http://www.cliftonparkarena.com/aubin-grove-skate-park-plans-shattered/ Tue, 27 Apr 2021 03:28:00 +0000 http://www.cliftonparkarena.com/aubin-grove-skate-park-plans-shattered/

ANY plan for a large skate park in an Aubin Grove park appears to have been wiped out following independent consultation with the local community.

Cockburn Council had supported the preparation of a conceptual plan for a small youth facility in Radiata Park, modeled on a community consultation by Ecoscape and Skate Sculpture.

However, the aforementioned skate park seems unlikely after the consultants found that there were significant limits on what a skate park at Radiata Park could include.

They found that the park could accommodate small elements of skating, as well as a small pump track, a three-on-three basketball court, or an obstacle course.

However, the council report said it would be difficult to build a large skating facility in the park while simultaneously balancing the demands of nearby residents to keep it an adequate distance from their homes.

The consultants also indicated that if a skatepark were to be built at an adequate distance from residences, it would conflict with the park’s current drainage function.

Last year, the town of Cockburn approved Radiata Park as the preferred option for a skate park in Aubin Grove, but the move was met with public opposition from neighboring residents.

A survey found that while the majority of respondents were in favor of adding a skate park somewhere in the suburbs, more than a third were strongly opposed to such plans.

Residents also claimed the investigation pitted those who lived near Radiata Park against those involved in sports clubs that use Aubin Grove Oval.

The Council ultimately supported another motion that removed any reference to Radiata Park as a prime location for a skate park.

Since the September decision, the City has held seven consultation sessions to understand what the community expected from the proposed park upgrade.

The consultation identified several other key points, including the desire to ensure that the design of new facilities should not negatively impact the existing uses and amenities of the park.

The town of Cockburn had previously proposed Radiata Park as the preferred option for a skate park in Aubin Grove, but residents spoke out against that and another motion for the town to hold a series of workshops to consider the design of facilities for young people more suitable when parking.


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Preds to host Ford Military Salute Week and Military Appreciation Games http://www.cliftonparkarena.com/preds-to-host-ford-military-salute-week-and-military-appreciation-games/ Mon, 26 Apr 2021 20:48:52 +0000 http://www.cliftonparkarena.com/preds-to-host-ford-military-salute-week-and-military-appreciation-games/

Nashville, Tennessee (April 26, 2021) – Tonight, the Nashville Predators kick off Ford Military Salvation Week as they host their first of two straight Military Appreciation games against the Florida Panthers at Bridgestone Arena. Ford Military Salute Week will feature activated military elements in the plaza, in the lobby, throughout the in-game presentation each night and on social media @PredsNHL the whole week.

Prior to both games, fans can interact with all branches of the US military at the Bridgestone Arena Plaza. From viewing military vehicles and participating in fitness challenges to the music of the Fort Campbell band, there will be plenty of activities for fans of all ages. Those in attendance will also have the opportunity to thank current military personnel and veterans for their service to our country. Instead of the traditional pre-game reception hosted for current and former servicemen from years gone by, a Predators player will zoom in with an honored serviceman before each game, as they have done throughout the 2020-2021 season. .

During pre-game warm-ups, players will wear specialized military jerseys that will be auctioned off to benefit a variety of military-oriented organizations in the Middle Tennessee region. Some jerseys will be available tonight and the remaining jerseys will be available tomorrow. To bid, fans can text PREDS at 76278. The Nashville Predators Foundation, empowered by SmileDirectClub, will also have military mystery pucks to purchase as part of the auction. For a $ 30 donation, fans can purchase an autographed puck from a Predators player.

Tonight, winners Ford Heroes of the Game, Color Guard and Military Salute will all represent the military population of Middle Tennessee State University, while tomorrow night’s game will feature the Fort Campbell staff. Additionally, the two-game anthem singer will be Cathy Mullins, a Gold Star mother whose son, Brandon Scott Mullins, made the ultimate sacrifice in 2011 while serving in Afghanistan.

In March 2020, the Nashville Predators kicked off Ford Military Salvation Week by announcing their partnership with Middle Tennessee State University and the Charlie and Hazel Daniels Veterans and Military Family Center. Through this partnership, the Predators and the Daniels Center at MTSU have come together to support the local population of military-related students who are struggling financially to achieve their higher education and career goals. A year after the creation of the General’s Fund, MTSU student Keyann Reaves, Jackson, Tennessee, native and dependent on the military, was recently announced as the first to receive support from the fund.

Predators fans, Bridgestone Arena Patrons, or anyone in the community wishing to contribute to the General’s Fund in honor of Ford Military Salvation Week can text PREDS4MTVets at 41444 on their cell phone. They can also visit the MTSU Foundation website at MTSU.edu/Give.

On Friday, April 30, the Ford Ice Center Bellevue will host two public skating sessions, one at 11:45 a.m. and the other at 6:30 p.m., both of which will benefit the General’s Fund. To register, visit NashvillePredators.com/FordIceCenter/Public-Skating.

Throughout the year, the Nashville Predators also offer a variety of Army-specific ticket and support programs. All men and women who serve in our armed forces or as first responders can receive $ 20 off a Lower Bowl ticket or $ 10 off an Upper Bowl ticket by showing their military ID when the purchase of tickets to a Predators home game. The Predators Foundation and Sudden Service have also partnered to benefit Folds of Honor, which provides scholarships to children and spouses of fallen and disabled service members. Sudden Service will donate $ 100 to Folds of Honor for every regular season goal scored at home!




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State College Secures Funding For Skate Park Project | Life http://www.cliftonparkarena.com/state-college-secures-funding-for-skate-park-project-life/ Sun, 25 Apr 2021 21:00:00 +0000 http://www.cliftonparkarena.com/state-college-secures-funding-for-skate-park-project-life/

State College, Pennsylvania – Almost $ 1.8 million in public funding is available for traffic and pedestrian safety in Patton Township and for the construction of a skate park in State College, according to the representative of the ‘State Scott Conklin (D-Center).

Funding of $ 1,541,992 will be used to expand an intersection along North Atherton and Woodycrest Street in the Township of Patton, with a new site access road installed across from Woodycrest Street.

The project will also include the replacement of traffic lights, the addition of sidewalks and the creation or lengthening of turning lanes.

The remaining $ 250,000 will help fund the construction of the Action Sports Park in State College Borough, a public concrete skate park for bicycles, scooters and skateboards. The park will also include a rain garden.

“These worthwhile investments will ensure better traffic flow and pedestrian safety in an already busy area of ​​the neighborhood, and will also provide an enjoyable recreation opportunity for residents and visitors,” said Conklin representative.

“I look forward to seeing these two projects move forward very soon,” said Conklin.

State College secures funding for skate park project


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Waterfront skate park project suspended as opponents launch forensic review http://www.cliftonparkarena.com/waterfront-skate-park-project-suspended-as-opponents-launch-forensic-review/ Sun, 25 Apr 2021 08:06:09 +0000 http://www.cliftonparkarena.com/waterfront-skate-park-project-suspended-as-opponents-launch-forensic-review/

Skateboarders in Swansea will have to be patient after a judicial review is filed for a new skate park on the waterfront.

Opponents of the £ 360,000 scheme have tasked lawyers to challenge the Swansea Council’s decision to transfer land in Llwynderw, West Cross, to the Mumbles Community Council for the skate park.

The community council has led the project from the start and got approval last February to build the skate park when the Swansea Council planning committee voted in favor of it with one vote.

Other obstacles had to be overcome. A due diligence exercise was carried out to ensure that the Llwynderw site – where the mini halfpipe is located – was the most suitable in the area for a skate park, and the terrain then had to be relocated.

Swansea Council Cabinet accepted a 25-year lease of the land to the community council in January of this year, and it is this transfer that is now in the spotlight.



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In response to the judicial review, Martin Nicholls, the director of the council location, said: “The council has been made aware of legal proceedings relating to a judicial review of the decision to cede land in West Cross to the community council of Mumbles to use as a skate.

“This action is a disappointing response to a proposed community project which has the potential to benefit and support the well-being of many young people in Swansea now and in the years to come.

“It is clear that the process to date has demonstrated a need and support for such a skate park for the youth of our communities.”

Mr Nicholls added: “We are studying the content of the court documents and will respond to them in due course. It would not be appropriate to comment further at this point.”

The community council is also aware of judicial review – a means by which individuals or groups can challenge the legality of decisions made by public bodies.

Mumbles Road’s Llwynderw skate park project enjoys wide support, but concerns have been raised about its proximity to the boardwalk, safety and that parents might try to drop their children off on the busy road to get there. access – this despite a fence and a hedge screen. there motorists.



Young people enjoying the mini-half pipe in Llwynderw, where the new skate park is planned

The community council has commissioned a company to build the skate park and will apply for grants to fund most of the costs.

The fluid, bowl-shaped skate park would suit skateboarders of all ages and skill levels, as well as BMX and scooter riders.

Speaking at last year’s planning meeting, West Cross Councilor Mark Child told committee members: “You have the chance to make a decision that will bring great joy to many young people.

Cllr Linda-Tyler Lloyd, whose Mayals neighborhood just integrates the Llwynderw skate park site, said she had received numerous emails from residents questioning the proposal and also emails supporting it.

Her head, she said, was “like a wringer”.

After the committee’s close vote in favor, then Mumbles Community Council Chair Carrie Townsend Jones said: “We were just thrilled to have gotten the approval, and now we can really start to move on. ‘forward and forward. “

This relief was taken over by the Mumbles Skatepark Association, which is helping to raise funds for the project, when the lease was closed earlier in the year.

A spokesperson for the association said at the time: “The work that has been done so far in the process has been phenomenal, and it is clear that Mumbles Community Council and Swansea Council are seeing to it. how beneficial it will be for the community. “


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