A Leigh mum has praised her son after he lodged a petition with Southend Council to build a skatepark.
Joshua Lewsey, who turned 13 on Wednesday, is seeking for a skatepark to be built in Oakwood Park.
Is there a plan to cover Southend entirely in skate parks then?
The nearest skatepark to Joshua’s Leigh home is an hour’s walk away.
So..? Doesn't skating require good physical condition? The walk will do him good!
With other teenagers spending the coronavirus pandemic constantly staring at screens while home-schooling and playing video games, Joshua’s mum, Lauren Chalk, is proud of the youngster for looking to benefit the community in these tough times.