The local derry skateboard community are asking for the city to build them a skatepark.
We have been left out for years while other sporting facilities have been built to accommodate other local sports. This has left us, the local skaters, to take to the streets and local spots to skate and this isn't always welcomed by the local people, police etc. But we have no choice.
If you look at every other major city, you can see they they make use of unused spaces by building skateparks, Belfast has several.
We would be grateful if you could take this matter seriously. We would love to skate in a safer environment for everyone without having to travel outside of our city to do so.
We would also like a safe plapce for younger up and coming skaters to go to learn how to skate and do so in a safe and controlled area .