Skateboarding in the City presents a number of problems and challenges.

Boarding on the road is frightening for drivers and dangerous for the skaters, for example, skateboarders regularly travel at speed the wrong way round the one way system at the Guildhall.

Skaters on pavements often travel at speed weaving through pedestrians which is obviously dangerous and frightening.

Skaters often make use of steps and other street furniture to practice jumps and tricks both damaging the street furniture and making considerable noise.

The council has now spent a considerable amount of money creating a skate park where skaters can practice the sport safely and without causing nuisance or danger to others.

This being the case we think it is high time that the council and police took steps to clamp down on skateboarding in the city centre.