Temporary metal barriers have been installed around a new play area in Bexhill-on-Sea to stop children running out into a road.

The barriers were put up after local safety campaigner Jackie Bialeska questioned the safety of children using the area, at the town's West Parade.

Ms Bialeska also feels that full security fencing should be added to shore up the site permanently.

She said dog fouling on the pavement, stones in the play area and the danger of children running out under the wheels of cyclists were also cause for concern.

In response, Rother District Council chief executive Derek Stevens told the newspaper: "The council takes the matter of public safety very seriously indeed and, of course, we wouldn't allow play equipment that was going to be unsuitable or dangerous in any way.

"A hedge has been planted to provide cover from the road, but a back fence' will remain in place until this hedge has reached maturity."

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