Anger at state of play­ground

Nottingham Post - - NEWS -

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

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