LETTER: Skate park would ruin our park

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YOUR editions of March 22nd contained three articles which I feel merit some comment.

The outdoor skate park at Ball Grove, Colne (Colne Times, page 1). Can you have an outdoor skate park without noise or anti-social behaviour? I very much doubt it. This would ruin Ball Grove.

The formal panel to offer restorative justice (Colne Times, page 3). Very well meaning, but I would offer that most victims of crime would prefer to see the wrongdoers’ sentences doubled rather than talk to them.

The retirement of Brian Cookson (pages 11 and 35). If Nelson’s centre has been transformed for the better under his spell, it must have been in a hell of a state in 2004.

Yes, Shackleton Hall has been improved, but will the businesses still be there in two years or so when the start-up grant money is gone?

Hopefully, his retirement will mean that we Colne residents will not have to put up with his pet cycle race this year!

I. JONES

Walton Street, Colne