Young people come out to support skatepark idea


Last night Jo Swinson MP for East Dunbartonshire and over 60 local young people met to discuss skatepark facilities in Bishopbriggs.

Jo was joined by Susan Murray from Kirkintilloch Skatepark Initiative (KSI), Mick Ashworth from the Town Team and Mark Kiehlmann from ED Cycle Co-op who hosted the event at the new indoor space they're leasing at Huntershill Village.

The meeting also featured a range of activities including a climbing wall, a DJ, graffiti artistry and KSI's indoor skate ramps.

Commenting Jo said:

"It was such a positive event, there was a great buzz in the room.

"A number of ideas regarding the next steps were raised and Susan Murray shared her experience getting the Kirkintilloch Skatepark Initiative off the ground.

"The good news is that ED Cycle Co-op's BMX Club on Sundays now has a new indoor space at Huntershill Village and will be able to offer indoor skate facilities thanks to the ramps donated from KSI."

Commenting Mark Kiehlmann from ED Cycle Co-op said:

"Our aspiration is to deliver a range of activities for the community at our indoor space. Anyone who wants to take part should come by on Sundays as of 19 August from 7-9 PM and join the BMX Club.

"For more info please email me at mark@edscyclecoop.org.uk."

 

PHOTO CREDIT: ANDREW ASHWORTH

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