Skate rink, surf shack and glass-walled community centre on wish list for Hartlepool's Longscar Centre site as demolition work continues

A skate rink, surf shack and glass-walled community centre are all on your wish list for the Longscar Centre site as demolition work presses head.

Tuesday, 21st May 2019, 3:15 pm
Demolition work on the Longscar Centre at the weekend

Council chiefs had called the centre a blight on its regeneration plans for the area, and a legal notice was served on its owners earlier this year calling on them to fix or flatten the building.

Demolition work on the Longscar Centre at the weekend

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Now Mail readers have been having their say on what they would like to see in its place.

Commenting on our Facebook page, Jane Hammond said: "It looks better already, it's really opened the front up."

Thomas John Tighe said: "A picnic area with tables that are cemented to the ground and plenty of waste bins. Plenty of lights and CCTV to try and stop vandalism.

"Just a nice place to sit and have your fish and chips or even a packed lunch in the sunshine.

William Tuttle said: "Something for the kids. Something worth coming for."

Adrian Paul said: "I'm thinking "large" family bar/restaurant with full glass front sea views, outside balcony beach facing. Smaller businesses attached; Surf Shack Board Hire etc etc. I think there is enough rock shops and ice cream parlours. Whatever is built needs to cater for all year round. "

Margo Bushnell said: "Something indoors ,splash swimming pool,indoor putting green, pool tables, children’s museum, a war memorial like Tommy... I could go on. Indoors for when the weather is bad to attract people to Hartlepool."

Simon Lawlor said: "Nothing too big, maybe a small outlet with a central seating area, open area to hold craft fairs etc. During the summer, loads of possibilities!"

Benjamin George Tumilty said: "A Busker stand. Extend the Park maybe? What we don't need is more pubs, hotels and cafes."

Marie Duncan said: "A skating ring, indoor games and somewhere to eat overlooking the sea that would bring people in."

David Riseley said: "Maybe a few units like the marina selling food and drinks with outdoor seating overlooking the sea."

Paula Boylan said: "Seaton could do with a community centre. Like it used to be. Always busy , shows etc. A glass building so as to take advantage of the views."

Amanda Jane Dolman said: "Something for the homeless."

Chris Ainsley said: "Build an entertainment centre to go well with the arcades. Like bowling or something."