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No fencing planned for climbing frame just yards from road

No fencing planned for climbing frame just yards from road
No security fencing will be installed around a climbing frame close to a busy road in Oxfordshire, it has been reported.

According to the Herald Series, the £11,840 frame at the Ladygrove estate, in Didcot, is close to Cow Lane and the Cow Lane tunnel.

Temporary security fencing was erected around the rope-and-timber fence, but this has now been trampled down, the newspaper said.

There are also no more plans to fence off the area.

District councillor Margaret Davies told the newspaper: "The new climbing frame is in completely the wrong place. It's about ten yards from the road. It should be taken down.

"Young children are being put at risk because the climbing frame is alongside the road and there is no proper fence separating the two."

She added that while the fence was perfectly "sound", it should simply be moved to another spot.

Bill Service, cabinet member for leisure and tourism, said that the area was easily policed as it is near housing, and the alternative would be to "stick it in a field in the middle of nowhere".ADNFCR-3337-ID-800267017-ADNFCR

Date: 01/12/2010 17:03:09

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