Northampton council issue fines for skateboarders

Skateboarders in Northampton are facing more pressre from their local council after new fines were put in place last week to curb street skating. Despite a huge backlash to the plans from locals in January the new laws have been out into place to clamp down on nuisance behaviour that include sanctions on dangerous and nuisance skateboarding.

Skateboarding is now banned in the Mayorhold, St Michael’s, Grosvenor Centre and St John’s multi- storey car parks, as well as St John’s and Albion Place open car parks.

Locals have worked with the council to get funding arranged for a new public skatepark which is looking likely to be built next year but for now will have to get used to the fact that fines of up to £500 will be issued if the law is breached.