All of this became clear earlier this evening at the meeting of the Council’s Committee on Land Use Planning. “After eleven years, it is finally recognized that the ice rink is not in the right place and that a solution must finally be found for local residents and skaters,” said Marco van Flierenburg from Buurtgroep Prettig Wonen. “If there is a prospect of a new job, the current one can open until the end of the year, as far as we are concerned. Because we also understand that there will be nothing new elsewhere in the every two months. “
A quick fix
Problem: there is no view of a new skate park yet. The college has decided to close only the current park and there is no money for a place for the skaters. Van Flierenburg was one of the seven participants who therefore insisted on a quick fix for the skaters. The skaters themselves, the parents of children and adolescents who use the ice rink and the Klarenbeek / Veerse Poort district team also insisted on a definitive answer.
Sponsors and crowdfunding
Despite the lack of money in the municipality, the situation is not totally hopeless. In response to questions from the LPM and the PvdA, the municipal executive writes that two parties have reported to the municipality following the news of the closure. He is a skateboard trail builder and foundation who would like to think about a new job and even sponsor it. Two exploratory talks took place here last week. An investigation is also underway to find out if the municipality can claim money from the province.
In addition, the municipality announced that it was open to possible crowdfunding campaigns to raise the necessary funds. In doing so, they keep a close eye on things. “not all initiatives can be supported”.