Petersfield wheelchair skatepark planned

Petersfield wheelchair skatepark planned

The BBC reported in a skatepark designed specifically for wheelchair users is being planned by a children's charity.

Designer Jeremy Donaldson from contractor Wheelscape created designs using slopes at the same angle as a wheelchair ramp - three degrees - after meeting with students at the college.

Petersfield Town Council has approved the plans and a further planning application to East Hampshire District Council will be submitted this month.

Chief executive of the charity Action For Kids Graham Duncan said: "There is no reason to prevent any young person with a disability from even the most daredevil of activities enjoyed by others.

"We hope that local authorities, charities and providers of sports amenities will follow this example."

Image thanks to The BBC


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