Why is our play area still closed after nearly six months?

April 05 2021
Why is our play area still closed after nearly six months?

A MUM is calling for the city council to hurry up and reopen a play park which has been closed for nearly six months.

The children's playground at Begbrook Green Park was closed in October for new surfacing to be installed, and the gates locked to prevent people getting in.

But one mum who visited the park with her two-year-old daughter before it was shut says nothing has happened since.

The Begbrook resident, who asked not to be named, said: "The workers dumped a load of wood chip and then locked the gates.

"The signs say it would be completed in November but by March there was still nothing."

The mum said she had not received an explanation for the delay despite asking the council's parks department and her local councillors in Frome Vale ward to look into the issue.

She said: "It really is very disappointing that the only playground in this area has been closed the entirety of this lockdown.

"Playgrounds are a lifeline for our children and it has been heartbreaking for my daughter to not be able to use it when it is right on our doorstep.

"We have been told to stay local but our local area does not have adequate facilities."

The Voice has asked the city council for a comment on the delay to the work and is currently awaiting a response.