It's come to light in the week that the council are planning to close the ice rink at the Sobell Centre and turn the space into a soft play area.
Understandably having the rink at a time where energy bills are high is a challenge but the main issues we have is that Islington council have been quite opaque with their figures and the way they have gone about all of this: having already drawn up plans without any research or public consultation/scrutiny and delegating the overall say to the Corporate Director of Resource.
There are various rinks around the country that are sustainable and one is opening up in Lea Valley soon which I might add has far fewer transport links. So a bit baffled why this rink on the doorstep of North London's busiest interchanges can't be managed better by GLL - it's not an excuse for closure. We also have 203+ soft play facilities in London and only 4 Ice rinks.
Would appreciate any help and support the community here can lend us by signing the petition below and attending the protest at:
Islington Town Hall on Thursday the 18th May - 6pm onwards.https://www.change.org/p/save-sobell-ice-rink
There are also twitter and FB groups for more info: @savesobell
and "Save Sobell Ice Rink"
Happy to answer any questions as best I can.