I PASS through Gildredge Park on many occasions and more often than not, the courts are empty.
The point of using the basketball area is to give the young people somewhere to practise their skateboard skills. They have gone to great lengths to research and choose a suitable design.
The cynics wishing to destroy their chances of a skatepark should do their own research before forming ill-informed opinions on their characters.
These boys are very athletic and most certainly not layabouts and drug addicts. They come from respectable homes and have been using the park for many months without any disturbance.