Every Sunday, there is a group of teenagers in the park opposite the Old Vic, around 30-50 of them, every single Sunday. There are skateboarders among them. I am so intrigued as to where they're from and going to, I will ask if I see them next Sunday. They used to go in the Marlborough on Union St, perhaps they are simply looking for a good bit of pavement. We used to go to Duke St Hill, just for the pavement and slight gradient.
They must come from there then. Has anything happened to the park?
Have they been forced to move?
I don't have anything against people using the cycle lane / pavement in Blackfriars Road with skateboards, roller blades, golf buggies,... as long as they are going somewhere.
If there are such numbers of local kids in need of a space, the council should build a skatepark in the area.
Might be the same crew that were jumping over the barriers on Leake St a while ago. They pulled out a lot of plants from the containers so they could jump over them. My instinct kicked in, (I'm a gardener) and I replanted them. They were quite old though, the skateboarders I mean, a lot of them with beards!