I wish I'd been able to go to this event today - http://www.thecomet.net/news/hitchin_youngsters_show_off_skate_park_plans_1_1453694
- a group of youngsters trying to find a way to use available land for something that will keep them off the streets (literally in this case).
As the school holidays begin with a vengeance tomorrow, I'm sure there will be more children involved in holiday clubs and sporting activities than out causing trouble.
Mostly, they just need the chance to do something useful. How about we all give them that chance?
31st May 2012
Writer and sax player. Brought up in Hitchin and - apart from uni and some ensuing madness of life in London - I've always lived here.