Mum’s call for bet­ter play ar­eas

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Points Of View -

A mum has set up a pe­ti­tion and or­gan­ised a pub­lic meet­ing to call for more in­vest­ment for chil­dren’s play ar­eas in her com­mu­nity.

He­len Con­way has set up the Change.org cam­paign and says the play­ground in the Lit­tle Bur­ton hous­ing es­tate is in a sorry state.

She says the area is rou­tinely af­fected with bro­ken glass, and the play equip­ment is now sub­stan­dard. Some of the pieces of equip­ment have also been re­moved over the past few years.

She said: “Most of the equip­ment is the same as when the es­tate was first built, but there are no plans for the coun­cil to up­grade the play area.

“The pe­ti­tion is not an an­gry cam­paign, we want to see what we can do pos­i­tively as a com­mu­nity to sup­port ideas that would work.”

The cam­paign has so far been backed by more than 200 peo­ple. The pub­lic meet­ing was due to be held yes­ter­day (Wed­nes­day), at the Con­ning­brook Ho­tel.

To view the pe­ti­tion on­line visit www.change.org/p/ash­ford­bor­ough-coun­cil-lit­tle-bur­ton­play-area-re­ju­ve­na­tion.

Pic­ture: He­len Con­way

Lit­tle Bur­ton play­ground

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