Young­sters de­serve a ded­i­cated skate park

The Oban Times - - 10 Letters - Mark MacGre­gor, Kin­lochleven.

Sir, I was read­ing the July 16 edi­tion of the Oban Times and saw the story about the new pedes­trian area in Oban that is be­ing used by young­sters as a skate­board and BMX park at night.

Yes, they should not be us­ing the area like that but who in their right mind de­signed the area the way it is? Of course it will at­tract young peo­ple. I do not con­done this but how much did the area cost?

The cost of a skate and bike park would be a frac­tion of the cost.

How about we get the lo­cal com­mu­nity and coun­cils to back the idea of a pur­pose built skate and bike park. This would get them off the street and pro­mote a healthy lifestyle.

I am try­ing to find fund­ing for a skate and bike park in Kin­lochleven and the as­sis­tance for these sort of ac­ti­vates is min­i­mal. It’s a dis­grace money is un­wisely spent and the youth again are given a bad name.

The area in Oban is a waste of tax pay­ers’ money and the youth de­serve a ded­i­cated area.

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