Call for damaged park play area to be repaired
8:57am Thursday 13th September 2012 in News
THE dilapidated state of a children’s play area has been criticised by a councillor.
The play area in St James’ Street, Daisy Hill was opened by Cllr David Chadwick, when he was Mayor of Westhoughton in 2009. But it has since fallen foul to vandalism and items have needed replacing due to wear and tear.
At Westhoughton Town Council, Cllr Gill Williams, who represents Daisy Hill, said: “It’s a great shame. I can remember Cllr Chadwick going down the slide at St James’ Street park and it was fabulous — it isn’t any more. Bits of the park have been repaired, but it did look sad and it’s a shame that such a nice park has been damaged.
“One of the things that needs to be looked at it if there was a bit more supervision from PCSOs down there because it’s a great shame.”
Councillors voted in favour of contacting Bolton Council to see if the surface of the play area could be repaired. The park was funded by housing developers building homes in Daisy Hill as part of a planning agreement.