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To: Thanet District Council
Save Hartsdown Skatepark in Margate, Kent.
Please don't demolish Hartsdown Skatepark, Margate, Kent. Built in 1976, it's one of the first wave of concrete skateparks in the world. It needs repairing and updating due to neglect, but it should not be demolished. Please register the site as a community asset because it has been utilised by generations of people, young and old, for skating, riding and as a community meeting place to enjoy.
Why is this important?
Many skateboarders and BMX riders rely on Hartsdown Skate Park to practice their sport. As well as being one of the first of the 1970's historic skate parks in the country, this is a very important place for many people. Many young local people start skating and riding here, it's a social meeting place as well as a place for sport and artistic talent. World professional riders and skaters have learned their sport at this very spot. Thanet District Council have proposed to move the skate park elsewhere and to demolish and fill in the original site. It's far more sustainable and cheaper to repair and upgrade the existing site than to destroy it and make a new one in another location.