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Parent expresses security fencing fears over new play park

Parent expresses security fencing fears over new play park
New play facilities at a park in Grimsby have been broadly welcomed by parents – but one has said more security fencing might be needed to secure the site.

The £96,000 development has taken place at the town's People's Park, and has seen the addition of new equipment and safety facilities.

Parent Stephen Pearson said the mix of play equipment for both older children and toddlers was a "little concerning". He said better segregation measures – like security fencing – would let parents know which equipment is safe for smaller children.

"They should have put up fences to stop dogs running in among the swings," he added.

Sam Gale also told the newspaper that security fencing should be put up between the park's play area and lake to improve safety.

But on the whole the park has been praised by many.

Glen Greetham, deputy director of neighbourhood services at North East Lincolnshire Council, said all equipment had passed inspection and testing by the Royal society for the Prevention of Accidents.

"It was decided that the new play park would not be fenced in to allow the children to play more freely and not be hemmed in to a set space," he told the newspaper.

In 2000, the park was registered by English Heritage as a Park of Special Historic Interest in England.ADNFCR-3337-ID-800488000-ADNFCR

Date: 05/04/2011 14:43:32

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