Or­gan­ised club could be an­swer

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Opinion -

MY SON has not been do­ing park­our with his friends re­cently as we have been con­cerned about the safety is­sues and po­ten­tial com­plaints from the po­lice. The dif­fi­culty is that the youngsters lo­cally feel very pas­sion­ately about this and there is a lot of peer pres­sure to take part. The youngsters from our street still train in the park but do not en­gage in park­our ac­tiv­i­ties in town. As a par­ent I am keen to keep my son safe and have brought him up to show re­spect for the pub­lic. This ac­tiv­ity has re­quired a sen­si­tive, bal­anced ap­proach. I feel that if this ac­tiv­ity could be in­cor­po­rated into a bound­aried, or­gan­ised club su­per­vised by ap­pro­pri­ately trained in­di­vid­u­als, this may be one way of ap­proach­ing the cur­rent dif­fi­cul­ties around park­our.

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