Happy skateboarding birthday Beinn!

Joanna Wright highlighting the need for political leadership, to get on with delivering, and not pandering to a vocal minority really does ring true with the Active Travel Schemes.

BATH NEWSEUM

This is a picture that says it all. The lady on the left is Cllr Joanna Wright who – along with Cllr Rob Appleyard (far right) represent Bath’s Lambridge Ward – which includes the much-loved Alice Park.

Standing next to Rob is Joanna’s son Beinn and – if you are wondering why there are so many happy faces – it’s because Beinn is enjoying a rather special 18th birthday present he never thought he would get.

At the age of 9 his mother took him to a B&NES council meeting where he bravely addressed the grown ups and asked if he – and other children like him could – have a skateboard facility on their side of the city.

Young Beinn pointed out that – over the age of eight – there were very few places for young people to play.

Cutting the ribbon – watched by who – Joanna…

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