Making BMX track safer

July 30 2020

A COUNCIL has defended its decision to fill in pits dug on a BMX track used by young people on Rodway Common.

Emersons Green Town Council announced on its Facebook page that it was "taking measures to return the land to its original state".  It advised people to use "purpose built" skate parks and said "this destruction of the common is unacceptable".

However the announcement brought protests from residents who said the area had been in use by BMX bikers for more than 30 years, with commenters telling the council to "let the kids have some fun" and "leave Mangotsfield alone".

The council has agreed to pay a building contractor up to £900 including VAT for the work, and review the situation in September.