Rejected petition Amend the bylaw in Cardiff prohibiting skateboarding in public areas

We want the bylaw to be amended/abolished so that skateboarders aren’t vilified in Cardiff. There’s an incorrect stereotype that all skateboarders are miscreants and criminals, this simply isn’t true.

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We want the ability to skate freely in open public areas without the threat of police action. The skateparks around the city are great on sunny summer days, but during wet, cold periods they are unusable and thus we have nowhere to go. Allwe ask is that the bylaw be amended, thus ‘decriminalising’ the art of skateboarding.

Why was this petition rejected?

It’s about something that the Senedd or Welsh Government is not responsible for.

Petitions to the Senedd cannot concern an issue that is the operational responsibility of a local authority and, therefore, we are not able to accept a petition on this issue.

You could consider contacting Cardiff Council or your local representatives about this matter instead.

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