Is Cookstown skate park campaign a halfpipe dream?

Petitions are being circulated in Cookstown to gather support for a young people's skating facility.
Petitions are being circulated in Cookstown to gather support for a young people's skating facility.
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A COOKSTOWN primary school pupil is campaigning for a skate park where the young people of Cookstown can socialise and enjoy a range of urban sports from BMX to rollerblading.

Stewart McMullan from Coagh and his friend Adam Steenson have drawn up petitions which they hope to circulate around shops in the town with a view to presenting it to Cookstown District Council.

Stewart’s mum Alison, who is fully supporting the boys told the MAIL that the pair had been very pro-active in getting the petitions together.

Principal of Cookstown Primary School, Mr Downing said he too has given his support to the pupils’ campaign.

‘I am delighted to see our pupils taking the initiative, and giving up their own time, to push forward an idea that clearly means a lot to them,” he told the MAIL.

Read the full story in this week’s Mid-Ulster Mail.