News from Councillor Chris Wells, to tell us that Revolution Skatepark and the Thanet Community Development Trust have today agreed a temporary extension to Revolutions tenancy until the end of the year. In a meeting facilitated by Cllr Wells, the agreement allows Revolution to continue to operate on the Dane Valley site for an additional ninety days following the end of their lease in September whilst negotiations continue about longer term arrangements.
Cllr Wells explained:
“The terms of the temporary arrangement will remain confidential whilst the main negotiation resumes, and both sides have agreed not to make comment to the media during the forthcoming negotiations. I will continue to facilitate meetings between the parties as necessary until this matter is settled. My role is simply to assist in the negotiating process as an honest broker acceptable to both parties. All involved have agreed this statement and will not comment further.”
Keith Single, Financial Director of TCDT, said:
“I am pleased we are all back around the table and talking, and hope we will all use these three months to reach an acceptable solution for all concerned. I would like to thank Dan Chapman for his willingness to enter this temporary arrangement and trust we will now reach a mutually acceptable conclusion”
Dan Chapman of Revolution commented:
“Skaters now know they have at least three more months to enjoy the park as it stands, and with the immediate threat of closure receding can have confidence we will all do our best to ensure Revolution continues.”