A school in Belper, Derbyshire, has applied to put up security fencing
after broken bottles and drug equipment were found in the playground.
Belper News reported that St Elizabeth's Primary School has applied for a fence to Derbyshire County Council which would incorporate a gate for vehicular and pedestrian access.
The school claims that it needs the fence to stop public access to the grounds inside and outside active hours. St Elizabeth's site has been victim to a number of issues such as vandalism, dog fouling, alcohol and drug misuse as well as sheep roaming the grounds.
Bryan Lowe, the school’s head teacher, told the source: "Under current safeguarding legislation, all schools need to have secure perimeters. The health and safety of our children is paramount and fencing will enable children to be safe and secure, prevent dog fouling on the playing field and breaches of security at the premises."
The school is also close to the busy A6 road which teachers have said could endanger child safety.
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