Save BaySixty6 Campaign on BBC Radio

The on-going fight to keep Bay 66 under the Westway has hit the airwaves as Gaby Roslin and Paul Ross interviewed Chris Bailey of the Westway Development Trust on Monday’s Breakfast Show on BBC London.

The interview is primarily concerned with the location of the park, which as the BBC reporter points out, appears to have already been decided by the Westway Development Trust looks set to change as office space and gardening centres are likely to be more profitable.

It’s good to see that both Gaby and Paul challenge Chris’ statements with both the social and cultural significance of the park’s current location, backing this up with words from a 9 year old local skateboarder called Alex. As we know, the current location of Baysixty6 is where thousands of young people across the UK are accustomed to going to on a regular basis throughout the year. To change the location of one of country’s most important skateparks would have gross consequences to the scene no matter what.

It remains up to us skateboarders to let our voices and opinions be heard and convince those planning on relocating or closing the park that it is in the best interest of the city of London to let this cultural institution stay where it is.

To listen to the show, follow this link and skip ahead to the 2:16:20 mark to get straight into the discussion.

For those of you who have been directed here by the radio show, please join the Save BaySixty6 Facebook page where you will find continually updated information and pleaseĀ sign the petition here.

Watch: Stand Up Skate Shop in Bay66

Here’s a little something to get you warmed up for the Xmas Jam this Saturday. The Stand Up Skate Shop crew sessioned Bay 66 on a cold winter’s night and got the bangers in.

Keep an eye out for a mental skinny ollie up the Vert stairs and more from Kevin McKeon, Evan Knight, Marcus Adams, Hector Barnett, Jamal Bendriss, Jack West and Aaron Sweeney, Jonathan Shepperd and Antoine Miller.

Watch below and get inspired for the weekend.

Watch: Various London Heads in ‘Cheer Up’

If you don’t already subscribe to the Enjoiyourmeal Youtube Channel then you should get on that post-haste as it’s one of our favourites.

To round up 2010, Josh has chosen not to whack up one ‘Best of…’ edit but make a series of fun themed edits. The first, ‘Cheer Up‘ is a feel-good compilation of bails both gnarly and ridiculous with a couple of bangers thrown in for good measure.

Expect screw-face inducing arm flailers from the likes of Daryl Dominguez, Lucien Clark, Alex Lally, Brownie, Casper Brooker, Manny Lopez and many more. Watch below and get hyped on more to come… and of course, that front nose.