They've already put in a mini BMX track - it's not great but hey, it's somewhere for the kids to play. That's over the far side of the big playing fields right at the front of the row of terraced houses where I live so it's quite out the way and hasn't really attracted any complaints. Now they (the council) want to put in a quarter pipe and a couple of skate ramps. I have no problem with this, in fact I think it's a good idea. There's a little mobile unit currently in the fields with some plans and pictures of how it would look and a councillor and youth worker on hand to answer peoples concerns.
I've just been for a quick look and most of the residents are over there YELLING at these poor people, in fact the councillor walked away from one mad old biddy, she screamed "COME BACK HERE WHEN I'M TALKING TO YOU". His calm reply was he wasn't being talked to, he was being yelled at. Safe to say I think there's a bit of local oppostion to these plans to actually give the kids something to do.
I would post a few pics except I've lent my camera to a mate...
And much more relevant to STW, what tyres for a quarter pipe?