Organised club could be answer
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.