Councillor demands proof that skate park is too noisy

Skate Park off Countess Way Broughton Gate  may be closed due to noise complaint
Skate Park off Countess Way Broughton Gate may be closed due to noise complaint
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A PARISH councillor has written to Milton Keynes Council urging it to prove that Broughton Gate skate park is too noisy.

The park hit the headlines in recent weeks when residents complained that the noise was causing a nuisance, with recordings from one of the homes being used as evidence against the park.

Meetings between residents, The Parks Trust and Milton Keynes Council have since resulted in the decision to demolish the popular skate park.

Paul Baines, who sits on Broughton Parish Council, has penned a letter to the Civic Offices questioning the legitimacy of the recordings.

He wrote: “If there was appetite to remove the ‘children at play’, you will remove a majority of the noise nuisance, and what you are left with seems to be unsociable behaviour. I would argue that this is then a police matter, not a council matter.

“Further to this I challenge the council to prove in public interest that the equipment used can obtain such readings from 40 metres away.

“I publicly make the accusation that these results are not by natural occurrence and are manufactured.

“I believe that the results are either from an open window or users of the footpath which is not the skate park.”