‘Messy’ skatepark comes under fire

The state of Chesterfield skatepark has scome under fire.
The state of Chesterfield skatepark has scome under fire.

Residents have hit out at the “disgusting” state of Chesterfield skatepark.

Mr Kay, of Chesterfield, said: “It’s an unpleasant place to walk.”

On the Derbyshire Times’ Facebook page, Nicola Clark said: “Shameful.

“It’s a good job it’s in a well hidden place because it’s letting the town down.”

Donna Watts said: “It’s disgusting down there.

“When I’ve walked past before there was a mattress there.

“It’s not a pleasant site that’s for sure.”

Katerina Roberts said: “With a bit of imagination, proper planning and facilities, the area could be turned into a pleasant walkway and park.”

Responding to this story on the Derbyshire Times’ website, one skateboarder from Chesterfield said yobs were to blame for the mess.

He commented: “We have to sweep the entire skatepark of smashed glass, bottles and stones every morning before anyone can ride on it.”

Another user added: “It’s not the skateboarders who make it look so bad – it’s the people who get drunk and break their bottles here.”

Henry Boot Developments, which owns the land, have not yet responded to requests for a comment.

A spokesman for Chesterfield Borough Council said its litter pickers carry out daily collections around the site.