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Agreement sought on McFarlane Park skate facility

Agreement sought on McFarlane Park skate facility

A community workshop is planned for local people to debate and reach some agreement on the skate facility proposed for McFarlane Park in Shirley.

Neighbouring residents and business people are invited by the Council to a public workshop to be held on Wednesday 25 June, 7-9pm at Emmett St Christian Centre, 106 Emmet Street, Shirley.

Parks & Waterways Area Advocate Kirsty Patten says that recent consultation shows the community is split on the proposal. While there was a recognised demand for leisure activities for young people in the Shirley area, some neighbouring residents do not support the idea of a skate facility in McFarlane Park.

“The workshop is an opportunity to resolve the issue,” says Kirsty Patten. “We will present four different options for discussion: relocating the facility to somewhere else in the area; having a temporary trial in McFarlane Park; building a smaller facility, or going ahead and constructing it as proposed. Hopefully a recommendation can be agreed upon which can then be taken to the community board for a final decision.”

Anyone wishing to attend should RSVP to the Council by Friday 20 June on 941-6731.


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