Watch: Ryde skatepark users share their frustrations about closure of skatepark

In this three minute segment, Ryde skateboarders and Zoe Thompson from Wight Trash talk to BBC reporter Ben Moore about the closure of Ryde skatepark

Ryde skateboarders

If you follow posts on our News OnTheWight Facebook Page, you’ll have seen earlier this week a link to a BBC segment from South Today about Ryde Skatepark.

It follows our article a couple of weeks ago about the closure of the skatepark on Ryde seafront and what those involved see as the real issue.

This three-minute segment by video journalist, Ben Moore, hears the concerns of Zoe Thompson of Wight Trash, as well as several of the Isle of Wight skateboarders.

Having in part of Ryde seafront for almost 20 years, the skatepark is used daily by skateboarders of all ages and abilities.

If the video above doesn’t load for you, you can watch it on the BBC Website.

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Glad to see this story made BBC news. It needs to be highlighted and the Council should be ashamed that they haven’t invested in this park. Another reason to vote out this Conservative led council next month.


Too right totally agree woth everything you guys hahe said


If it’s so easy, perhaps White Trash should fund it themselves rather than the taxpayer?