Tag: play areas

Will you become a friend of your local play area and its play equipment? The play area on Normandie Close is threatened with closure and others are set to lose equipment as Shropshire Council budgets cuts bite. Friars Close is will not be closed but the elephant is threatened. Lifted tiles at Fishmore View Most of Ludlow’s play areas are owned and managed by Shropshire Council. Although they are inspected regularly, they are showing growing signs of lack of investment. Yesterday, Councillor Viv Parry and I met up with Shropshire Council officers to inspect the play areas and discuss their future. For the most part, the ten play areas are in a fair to very good condition. But there are problems with ageing equipment and with the deteriorating wet-pour and rubber tile play surfaces that surround swings and rides. Shropshire Council will repair these in coming months. Much of the…

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