In the small hours today, we suggested that the borough council’s plans for ice-skating in the London Road Recreation Ground this winter would be abandoned. What we wrote was: “..we’re beginning to wonder whether the planned ice rink this winter will actually materialise. Local residents have been somewhat ‘sensitised’ to the topic…and they’re likely to scrutinise any proposal pretty closely.”
According to Cllr Paul Deach a few minutes ago: “Disappointing news from Surrey Heath Borough Council: Following initial research and market testing around the London Road Christmas Ice Rink, Surrey Heath Borough Council has decided to re-schedule the first event to December 2016 when it will feature as part of a wider and more coordinated approach to Christmas activity in Camberley..”
For many people, though not perhaps those living near the recreation ground, this IS disappointing news. There was a lot of enthusiasm for the concept of a local ice skating rink. So we give the borough council high marks for the idea, but very low marks for its implementation.