I dont know what London, or I, would be like without Southbank. Indirectly it has affected me in terms of the people who I know who were influenced by it (ex boyfriends and the like) who have in turn influenced me (if that makes any sense!?). This is the only time I've ever signed an online petition but this is worth it. here is the official blurb...
Since the early seventies ‘the Undercroft’ (the sheltered area beneath the Queen Elizabeth Hall on London’s Southbank) has served as the home of the skateboarding community in the UK. It’s an open public-space that has brought together thousands of young people, from various backgrounds, over the last 35 years to form a harmonious and positive community. This type of positive and ‘unorganised’ activity for young people is very rarely seen elsewhere in the UK today… However the area is now being rapidly redeveloped and the future of ‘the Undercroft’ is uncertain. Already a large part has been partitioned off behind large wooden hoardings. Please join us in petitioning the government to guarantee that the site is: (A) returned to its previous state (allowing the general public and skateboarders open access to the full area), and (B) officially protected and preserved for future generations of the skateboard community to use.
CLICK HERE TO SIGN THE PETITION NOW!
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