to Build a Better Skate Park in East Linton
We, the undersigned, urge the Dunpender Community Council and East Lothian Council to build a better, safer skate park in East Linton.
This petition has been started by 4 East Linton teenagers who want to see a skate park that is safe and large enough to address the needs of the growing interest in skating in an area that does not have enough outdoor activities for young people.
"We are all young people from East Linton or the area. We regularly use the skate park in Memorial Park as well as skate parks in Althelstaneford, Haddington and Edinburgh. We believe many people will benefit from a new or improved skatepark. On a warm, sunny day, there can be dozens of young people wanting to use the skate park. It isn't safe and there isn’t enough room for them. There very little else to do in East Linton for teenagers and even younger kids. We don’t want to have to go to another town to spend time outside hanging out with our friends and doing what we love."