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Save SouthBank Skate Park Artwork

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Outtallectualand – Save South Bank

The Iconic South Bank Skatepark in London is about to be closed and relocated, after 40 years history of graffiti, skateboarding, bmx, break dancing, photography, and whatever urban creativity and art that people have desired.

UPDATE – OUR EFFORTS ARE NOT IN VEIN. Our perseverance has lead to an extension of the deadline. Never the less, this is still the last chance for you to make a stance as South Bank Center has given until 3rd of January for your voice to be heard. 

To find out how to protect this landmark of real modern art, follow these instructions as set out by @Save Save Our Skatepark – London South Bank

‘For those of you who did not object to their previous application and are unfamiliar on how to do so, please follow these instructions:

STEP 1: VISIT THIS LINK:

http://planning.lambeth.gov.uk/online-applications/applicationDetails.do?activeTab=neighbourComments&keyVal=MWX1IYBO03F00

STEP 2:

CLICK THE “REGISTER” TAB (TOP RIGHT OF MENU BAR) AND FILL IN YOUR DETAILS.

STEP 3:

CLICK THE “COMMENT” TAB ON LINK IN STEP 1.

STEP 4:

FILL IN DETAILS AND SELECT APPROPRIATE “COMMENTOR TYPE”. SELECT “OBJECT” IN THE STANCE SECTION AND TYPE YOUR COMMENT.

STEP 5:

CLICK ON THE “TRACK” BUTTON TO KEEP INFORMED ON THE PLANNING APPLICATIONS

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Recommended grounds on which to object are the following:

1) The current skate space is a cultural landmark hailed as the “Birthplace of British skateboarding” and is world renowned. It cannot be relocated in any way, shape or form.

2) The undercroft community, Save Our Skatepark – London South Bank , Save Southbank Skate Park and Long Live Southbank campaigns are united in opposition to these plans, as too are the national and international skateboarding communities (all of whom were not consulted throughout its design).

3) The Southbank Centre have devised these plans in the past few months, while completely ignoring the many thousands of members of the public who have previously registered their written objections to the “Festival Wing” application (which seeks to destroy the current skatepark).’

Photography: Arman Farinnia
Illustration: erPHan
Edit: Blind Mili Johnson


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