Shepton Skate Park is a popular space for skaters to practise safely. It’s a valuable resource which cost thousands of pounds to build and maintain. The park is nearly six years old now and is suffering from a little abuse. The grounds are frequently littered with bottles and cans and the shelters are covered in graffiti. Alarmingly, police recently discovered evidence of persons attempting to set fires in the shelters, even digging up the tarmac surface for this purpose.
Residents have approached the police with their concerns and have asked us for a response.
- Speak to skaters and park users regarding using bins for litter
- Maintain our patrols in the park aiming to curb anti-social-behaviour
- Help Shepton Town Council in their efforts to engage with park users in discussions regarding painting shelters.
25 June 2023
At the recent Shepton Town Council meeting, councillors identified litter and graffiti at the Skate Park as a matter of concern and have asked Police to make this into a priority for the neighbourhood team.
We are continuing our patrols and have recently moved on an unauthorised encampment from the car park.
We are continuing to engage with users of the skate park and are passing on positive messages regarding not leaving contact information or social media details in public.