Good news for London’s skaters. Recently Mayor Boris Johnson said that he supports the London Undercroft Southbank Skatepark. He still supports the development there, but only if the skatepark remains untouched. The Southbank Centre board have decided to withhold their planning application; “The Board will now undertake a final search for an alternative funding model to keep the widely supported Festival Wing redevelopment scheme alive.”
When the original plans were announced, the skate community’s outcry was so loud that it couldn’t be ignored (see Long Live Southbank). They gave the Lambeth Council 20,000 signatures objecting.
This could be a massive win for the skateboarding community, not only in London, but worldwide.