For the last 18 months, members of Alderley Edge Youth Council have been working on proposals for a new skating area in the village. As part of this process, the young people, supported by councillors Rachael Grantham and Craig Browne, have been holding discussions with Cheshire Police, Cheshire East Parks (ANSA) and Evolution Skateparks.
Our youth councillors are now ready to present their proposals to the community and would like to invite all residents to a consultation event on Monday, 23rd July, from 5pm to 7pm at the Festival Hall. At the event, there will be displays of the various options, as well as an opportunity to speak with the youth councillors about their ideas.
Councillor Rachael Grantham said "The attached sketch was drawn by Louis, one of our youth councillors, who took the ideas from some of the discussions from our meetings and translated them into a design. This design has now been interpreted by Evolution Skateparks and Cheshire East Council, who have produced a CGI of Louis work which will be on display on Monday evening.
"The Youth Councillors are very aware of potential concerns residents may have, but feel that a skatepark would give them a safe environment to play in and encourage young people to get outdoors. They particularly feel that youth facilities in Alderley Edge are limited, but are keen to hear the views of local residents."
Whilst all comments are welcome, in terms of feeding back to Cheshire East Council, they need formal feedback forms (which will be available on the night) to be completed.
If anyone wishes to give feedback, but is unable to attend on Monday, please email Cllr Rachael Grantham who will send an electronic feedback form by return.