No shortterm fix for play park
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’.