James Hatts wrote:Truthmonkey - they want to move the skaters to the space under Hungerford Bridge
The undercroft area where the skatepark currently is will be filled with restaurants facing the river, effectively continuing the row of shops in front of the RFH. This is to generate revenue to help pay for the cultural stuff elsewhere in the complex.
Skatergurrl wrote:Many professional skateboarders rely on Southbank to practice for their livelihood.
Skatergurrl wrote:As well as being a mecca for skate boarders
Skatergurrl wrote:this is a very important place for many people not to mention the added value the park and professionals bring in terms of tourism.
Skatergurrl wrote:it is not regarded as equally important as the the other cultural facilities at Southbank
Skatergurrl wrote:it shows we are being marginalised and it proves that Southbank strategy is elitist and not serving local people
Skatergurrl wrote:Many young local people start skating here, it is a social meeting place as well as a place for sport and artistic talent.
Skatergurrl wrote:Does Southbank really need more shops and restaurants in it's place?
eDWaRD WooDWaRD wrote:I avoid the Southbank like the plague these days...
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