I’ve received an astoundingly impressive email from Matty Keating, who’s a young lad aged eleven from Clayhanger – like me when I was his age, he feels his age group are not being well catered for in the village and he’s campaigning for a skate park.
Matty has sent the following email to Richard Shepherd MP, Councillors Barbara Cassidy, Steve Wade and Steve Craddock, Walsall’s Mayor, the Greenspaces and Sports teams at Walsall Council, Sports England… and also to me.
Matty has written eloquently and articulately and I fully support him in his endeavour – kids don’t have enough facilities around Clayhanger, and a similar facility in Walsall Wood is well loved and used.
Matty, you are a credit to your parents and school. Best of luck! This is a fine idea and you deserve total support.
If you can help him out, please comment here or mail me: BrownhillsBob at Googlemail dot com, and I’ll pass the messages on. Cheers!
Dear Members of the Council
I am writing to ask for the provision of a Skate Park in Clayhanger in the Clayhanger Park. I have many reasons for this request.
My first reason is that it will keep kids like me off the streets and give us somewhere to go and something to do without getting moaned at by adults. It will give kids the opportunity to get out more especially in the summer, because when the goal nets are taken down when the season ends we have nothing to do.
Another reason is that it is a great idea because people like me who love scootering, skateboarding and BMX, will have somewhere to go to do what we enjoy. It will get used regularly because the closest good skate park is in Cannock where we always have to rely on adults to take us there. This is difficult when we want to play all day. A skate park would be great, kids will love it because it would be free and they can come and go when ever they want to and it will make the park a better place to be because it will be used more for the right reason unlike it is now. It would give kids a good day out and when they go to the park there will be a variety of things to do.
Another reason is that it will help us kids keep healthy and fit and out in the fresh air.
My final reason is that the park is too young for kids like me and the park needs something new and something that older people can use as at the moment the park is aimed at kids aged 4-9 and once you are older than that there is nothing to do and if we do on to the park we get moaned at by parents of the younger kids who say we are too old for the park.
Please could you think about providing this for us kids in Clayhanger.