Town Councillor Margaret Pinder, Labour’s Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for Beverley and Holderness has issued a call to ERYC to improve its outdoor games facilities.
East Riding of Yorkshire Council recently confirmed they are investing a further £1.2m into the Beverley Leisure Centre doubling the gym capacity and increasing car parking but not addressing the lack of playing fields in the town.
In a staement released by Cll Pinder she calls for East Riding of Yorkshire Council to deal with a number of issues, she said;
“Earlier this year the Town Council agreed to surrender the lease on the existing Multi-Use Games Area on Queens Road to free the site for extra-care sheltered housing to be built.”
“In exchange ERYC agreed to replace the facility in a location accessible to the existing users. I call on ERYC to agree to relocate the skate park to a site closer to the main Beverley Leisure Centre buildings where it can be properly supervised and provide the new MUGA in the same area.”
“This would provide two new state of the art facilities for our young people with games pitches and fitness equipment and new, more durable ramps for the skaters as well as addressing the problem of anti-social behaviour. The site released by the relocation of the skate park could be given over to further games pitches which are urgently needed.”
“While we welcome the expansion of the gym and tone zone within the leisure centre, a facility that will create revenue for ERYC, the council should be investing in low-cost/no cost outdoor facilities for all our residents, especially young people.”
“The Flemingate development will provide significant moneys to the commuted sums budget for the purpose of creating or improving outdoor leisure facilities.”
“Surely this is an ideal use for these funds to allow ERYC to fulfil its obligation to the Town Council to replace the MUGA and improve the safety and viability of the skate park.”