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We need our rink back

Friday, September 29, 2017 - 10:00

From Toni-Jade Delap, age 14, Ryde:
Can I, through your paper, thank the IW Council for the unanimous support given to Cllr Whittle’s motion last week about Ryde Arena.

I am one of the Island’s skaters and represent the Island in solo figure and synchro skating competitions.
I carry on training, using rinks in Guildford and Gosport. In fact, on IW Day, I went to Guildford on the 4am ferry so I could get some training in readiness for a competition on the 27th. I got back in time to join other skaters representing Ryde Arena in the IW Day Parade and we danced nearly the whole way round — we really want to see skating and ice hockey back on the IW, it means so much to so many people.
We need our rink back, this is why the council’s support means so much to us and I was surprised and disappointed not to see anything in the County Press in support of that motion yet you mentioned three other motions.
We now have the full support of our council and our MP and most of the Island residents in our fight against AEW, who don’t seem to care about kids like me, they don’t care about the council, the community or the Island. All they care about is money and their investors and the public getting to know what they are really like.
Next Saturday, October 7, we are going to do an anniversary walk of 12 kilometres — one for every month the rink has been shut — anybody who wants to can join us. To everybody who supports us in our fight and to those prepared to help us in our fight can I say a huge thank you.
Editor’s footnote: The IW Council’s backing for the Ryde Arena motion is reported in this week’s paper. It was held over last week for space reasons.

 


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