Over the last 12 months the urban sport of Freerunning (Parkour) has grown and grown, nothing wrong with that many will say, including me, however a group of Freerunners in Moreton have been creating damage to Council buildings, as well as other buildings as a result of practicing their sport in our Town. Many people say that the Moreton group, by their actions, are giving the sport of Parkour a bad name!
The Council’s Anti-Social Behaviour Team and the Police have tried to engage with the Moreton group, sadly without much success. So today, after months of problems and continuing damage to buildings, the Council and the Police working together delivered a letter and a leaflet to local residents and the freerunners. You can read the contents of those publications by clicking here
Now don’t get me wrong I am all for promoting activity that teaches people, particularly youths a discipline, however that must be done on a site(s) where freerunners can practice safely, not cause nuisance to residents, not cause damage to public buildings and not face enforcement action. Hopefully the letter and the warning will have the desired effect, and this group will work with others, the Council, the Police and other agencies to determine what is and is not acceptable, and ultimately to find a suitable site, and I will do all I can to help with that. Until then Freerunning is not on the menu in Moreton.