Youth worker calls for park

The Oban Times - - News -

AN OBAN youth worker has called on the author­i­ties to build a ded­i­cated fa­cil­ity for young BMX bik­ers and skate­board­ers in Oban.

Kevin Irvine, 27, or­gan­ised and chaired a meet­ing last week at Oban Youth Cafe, af­ter young peo­ple had been the sub­ject of a public back­lash for us­ing the newly re­fur­bished pedes­tri­anised area of Stafford Street as a bike and skate­board­ing park.

Kevin, who has been a youth worker for five years, said: ‘The sup­port from the public has been fan­tas­tic; I’ve been in­un­dated with mes­sages of sup­port from the com­mu­nity as a whole.’

Coun­cil­lors Iain S Ma­clean and Iain An­gus Mac­Don­ald have said they will sup­port the cause af­ter the coun­cil re­cess.

To get in­volved, email Kevin at: k.irviney­outh2012@gmail.com.

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