Anger at state of playground
THE mum of a two-year-old boy has called for council action after finding a children’s play area covered in broken glass and rubbish.
Emma Murdock took son Jacob to the play area off Draycott Road, Sawley, on Sunday, only to find it littered with glass, plastic bottles and crisp and sweet wrappers.
She says it is not the first time that the area has been left in a “terrible state”.
The park is the responsibility of Erewash Borough Council and is one of 53 play areas overseen by the authority.
Ms Murdock, who lives in Sawley, believes that older children are the culprits and says that CCTV could provide a solution.
She said: “It is incredibly frustrating as we have what was a nice facility, put in for the children of Sawley, and it is ruined by the minority.”
Dave Bramwell, the council’s head of green space and street scene, said: “Council employees attended this site on a daily basis last week and they report that little or no smashed glass was present on site.”
Jake Murdock in the litter-strewn play area at Sawley