Councillors preparing for Bournemouth ice rink decision

Councillors preparing for Bournemouth ice rink decision

Bournemouth Echo

COUNCILLORS will learn next month whether Bournemouth’s ambition of building an Olympic-sized ice rink is any nearer to fruition.

The long-held desire for an ice rink at Kings Park will be raised at Bournemouth’s full council meeting on Tuesday, March 5, when Cllr Ron Whittaker will ask whether any progress has been made.

The council publicly announced in 2006 that securing a permanent rink in the borough was one of its priorities and offered a prime Kings Park site to any developer prepared to build and operate an ice rink.

However, no developers came forward before the deadline, although two have since declared an interest. Cllr Whittaker will also ask council leader John Beesley to try and get a temporary ice rink situated in the BIC until a permanent facility can in fact be built.

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