Villagers may have been visited by a Jack Thompson and friends with a petition to get a Skate Park in the village.
“The Children of Benwick are trying to get signatures to encourage the Council to provide us with a skate park” Jack said on one of the Benwick Facebook groups. “There are around 40 of us who would use the skate park”
The discussion on Facebook has a great deal of support from residents, who would like to see more facilities for the younger villagers. The proposals include creating a skate park at the bottom of the Play Park on the High Street.
Back in the May/June 2012 edition of the Benwick Bugle, former Chairman of the Parish Council, Cllr Tony Richardson stated that a new skate park for the village was one of the initiatives the Parish Council were looking into. It was reported that the Council were looking at using the public open space on Fields View for the project.
At the March 2013 Parish Council meeting, Fenland District Councillor Alex Miscandlon said “If Benwick wish to obtain a skate park, it requires from the Parish Council a letter to the Leader of Fenland with a full business plan and costs for a skate park.”
It is expected that a number of young residents will attend the July 2nd Parish Council meeting to
present the petition.