Chickerell needs a skate bowl
The need for a skate bowl or skate park in Chickerell is strong.
Skate bowls are not just used by skateboards, but also by in-line skates, scooters and BMX type bikes
The benefits to the town council providing one is that
It helps to motivate and occupy kids.
It helps to keep the participants active, and is a healthy activity.
It removes the need for the kids to go off and create jumps somewhere else.
And the activities are not just participated in by children, but by adults as well.
The difference between a skate bowl and a skate park is that;
A skate bowl is a concrete bowl or linked bowls that are set in the ground. This results in minimal visual impact on an area. being made of concrete, the use of a bowl greatly reduces the sounds of skating compared to the cheap metal framed ones seen elsewhere.
The bowl at Verwood was paid for by East Dorset District Council.
A skate park is an above ground facility, such as at Dorchester market and Radipole Park Gardens. The Radipole Park Gardens facility is the metal frame type that isn't the quietest facility to have, and is not best value.
But where could the Chickerell skate bowl be located?
These videos were shot by local residents
And take a look at the comments on the Chickerell.com forum at http://chickerell.com/forum/index.php?topic=255.0
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