12 Jan 2011

Time For Some Good News for A Change

I mentioned that there would be some news coming your way soon.  And here is the first bit, and would you believe it... it's good news.

On the back of serious questions being raised over the future of BaySixty6 late last year (go sign the petition if you haven't already), I was having a conversation with some friends about the planned re-vamp of the Kingston Skatepark.

I got an email reply today from the Project Co-ordinator for the King's Park Project who had this to say:

"Yes, the current skate park is undergoing redevelopment.
The work should start by the end of January and we should have a brand new concrete skate park in spring.
We can't release the plans yet, because they are still being worked on. As soon as they are official, we will be posting them unto Kcafe webiste."


You may also want to keep an eye on this thread over at the SIDEWALK forum, it'll probably get updated a lot faster. 

"Kingston Skatepark" Sidewalk Forum Thread

I'll also attempt to post any news regarding Kingston or Bay on here.

Let's hope this is just the first piece of a long line of good news for UK skateboarding this year.


11 Jan 2011

Distant Clouds and Secret Squirrels

Happy New Year People!  Yeah, I know it's ove a week into the year of austerity and cuts, but [LIALC] promises not to let the dark clouds, that the press are constantly telling us are gathering, cast a shadow over the coming year.

Got a few things up the sleeve for 2011, issue 3 for starters, and interview with Toby Renton about the upcoming "OUT OF STOCK" exhibition and his vision for creativity and skateboarding and a few other bits that I can't talk about just yet. It's all a bit secret squirrel but not as secret as Chris Cole joining DC later this week.

So here we go. As it's early in the year, skate new is thin on the ground but one story has come in..  Dave "Jazz" Plews is still a skateboarder!!  Announced earlier today on facebook so it must be true.  here's a photo off him not skating to prove it.

And just because Johners is languishing is 2nd spot, to Whip, in "Most Coverd Skater" on this blog, I thought I'd stick a quick mini-sequence from the weekend that earned him the moniker of "The Angry Gnome".

So until next time, let's try and get a skate in.