Jo McCarron is supporting local residents who are putting in a bid to rebuild a skate park in Warmley. The land, which in recent years has fallen into disrepair, has become neglected and local youths say they now have nowhere to go. A meeting was called on the15th January where Jo joined local parents, young people and councillors from all parties to discuss possible future use of the land.
The parishes of Oldland, Bitton and Siston have all played a role in leading the project, along with council officials and local resident, Dan Lacey.
“I am passionate about skating and I've been involved in other projects previously to help create skate parks. It's really important local skaters have somewhere they can go and it's great when the community and politicians come together to support projects like this.”
“We are awaiting on funding and we've drawn up an initial plan which will be discussed at our next meeting on 19th March. Anyone who is interested in getting involved is welcome to join us”.
Jo McCarron, who attended the meeting in January said,
“The social benefits of young people having somewhere to go and something to do are so important. No one likes to see land go to waste and looking at the sheer amount of people who attended the last meeting, there is most certainly clear demand for a park in Warmley. It's brilliant that there are people like Dan who is keen to put his energy into creating something which will be a fantastic asset to the local community. I hope the project secures the money it deserves.”
The public are invited to the next meeting to discuss the next moves in the bid for a park. The meeting will be held at 6pm on 16th March in The Scout Hut, The A420 Road Warmley, Bristol, BS30 5JL.