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redesign tattenhoe pavilion skatebowl

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in the citizen newspaper a few years back there was an article (in which i was a photo) that picked apart evrything that is wrong with the tattenhoe skate bowl but nothing has changed. there were complaints from parents saying that there children had injured themselves through no fault of there own but purely because of the bowls poor design. the bowl is made of rough cement that hasnt been laid down properly, with rake marks all through making it notorious for locking wheels, un waxed coping making grinding nearly impossible which causes people to stick and fall down into the ramp and almost evrytime injuring themselves on the rough ground below. rails at the BOTTOM OF THE TRANSITIONS, yes you did read that right! and its exactly what your seeing in your head i assure u. and even a drain at the bottom with huge gaps that trap wheels. all of this caused the board of UK skateboarding to take it off their website and refused to have any connection with it. the mk council seems to have no consideration for the youth and things need to change. im proposing a complete redesign including the bowl relaid with a smooth surface, rails to be removed and replaced with squared rails on the surrounding of the bowl.The random poles in the shallow end to be removed (i mean what are they for!) and finally the transitions to be re-assessed and improved. a few of the transitions are basically 5 foot near vert and then 30cms transition! please show your support if you, your friends or even your children have played in the bowl either skating, biking or just playing because the council seriously needs to sort this out. it has the potential to be great but it needs a lot of work.

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