No short­term fix for play park

The Oban Times - - NEWS -

Ar­gyll and Bute Coun­cil has given up hope of find­ing a short-term so­lu­tion to fix the cur­rently closed Oban Com­mu­nity Play Park.

The park for five-to-15year-olds has been closed since March af­ter it failed a safety in­spec­tion be­cause sec­tions of floor­ing had be­come haz­ardous.

An Ar­gyll and Bute Coun­cil spokesper­son said: ‘We had been ex­plor­ing the pos­si­bil­ity of car­ry­ing out tem­po­rary re­pairs so that the park could be opened in the mean­time and un­til a per­ma­nent so­lu­tion could be found.

‘Un­for­tu­nately, it has since been es­tab­lished that tem­po­rary re­pairs will not be pos­si­ble and we are now work­ing to move to­wards a per­ma­nent fix as quickly as pos­si­ble. We will re­main in con­tact with the com­mu­nity through­out the process and we once again thank them for their pa­tience and un­der­stand­ing.’

Rep­re­sen­ta­tives of Friends of Oban Com­mu­nity Play Park and At­lantis Leisure met with an Ar­gyll and Bute Coun­cil of­fi­cer last month to dis­cuss the ‘big play park’.

An­other meet­ing is sched­uled to take place in a ‘cou­ple of weeks’.

In the mean­time, the coun­cil will cut the grass and keep the place look­ing ‘as nice as pos­si­ble’.

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