Letters to the Editor

Skateboarding is not a crime

This past weekend, I was sitting in Westminster Pier Park with some family and friends. We were pleased to be entertained by watching a group of youngsters (appearing to be between 14 and 18) skateboarding.

It was great to see them actively engaged in an activity that was athletic, team-building and creative. They were producing some videos, which no doubt can now be found online somewhere. At no time did we see them disturbing anyone, however we then saw the police arrive asking them to leave.

It was unfortunate, as I would hope that we’d want to encourage behaviour that has young people working together on creative projects that keep them active and outdoors instead of sitting inside on a beautiful sunny day.

Jeremy Perry

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