Liberal Democrats on Harlow Council have expressed concern that the long-awaited skateboard park for local young people is to be delayed.
The hold-up has been caused by Conservative councillors, who have 'called in' the recent decision of the Environment & Community Committee.
The Committee had agreed to seek bids to build a new permanent skateboard facility in the Town Park, on the other side of Spurriers from the location of the current temporary skateboard park. Now this decision will not be able to be carried out until at least two further meetings have been held and witnesses questioned.
Liberal Democrat Environment & Community spokesman Cllr Eleanor Macy said:
"The young people of Harlow have been waiting a long time for a permanent place to skateboard. They will be very disappointed at this further delay - and surprised that Conservative councillors have chosen to hold the plan up, when all parties voted for it at the Environment Committee.
The proposals still have a way to go, with further opportunities for councillors and residents to comment, and any proposals will need planning permission. Delaying them now sends a very negative signal from Harlow Tories towards the young people of the town."