Give us a garden
Residents are revolting against any plan to build a skate and bike park on Troon seafront.
They fear too much clattering noise from skateboards and from thrill- seeking riders.
Two weeks ago we revealed a study is underway to rejuvenate the central prom at South Beach.
The former paddling pool area and site of the now demolished shelter was seen as prime position for a skatepark.
But Troon Community Councillor Robert Milligan said it is a big NO from residents in Titchfield Road, Portland Terrace and St Clair Terrace.
He said: “Following the article in the Ayrshire Post I have spoken to people in the street and they simply do not want a BMX park there.
“They want a nice modern shelter to be built there, possibly with tubs of flowers or palm trees and more places for people to sit and take in the views.
“Seats could be there forever and don’t go out of fashion.
“A BMX park has too much potential to cause disturbance.”
We have already told how community councillor Erica Williamson said a skate part at the paddling pool would be “cruelty to residents.”
A £ 10,000 survey is being carried out to examine possible sites after a successful bid to the Big Lottery Fund by Troon Community Sports Hub.
Robert is now calling for the study to be formalised with an exhibition put on using sketches of potential attractions.
He added: “The public could then have a chance to vote on their favourite.”
Councillor Peter Convery has launched the drive to create something special on South Beach.
If you have any ideas, send them to peter. convery@ south- ayrshire. gov. uk
Site residents don’t want a skateboard facility