Public meeting over Waterlees Playground in Wisbech

Views are being sought on how best to improve security at the Waterlees adventure playground in Wisbech.

Cambridgeshire County Council is looking at a number of possible options, but would like to collect feedback and opinion before making a final decision.

A public meeting has therefore been organised for Wednesday, August 24 (10am) at the Oasis Centre in St Michael's Avenue in Wisbech.

The views of residents will be considered alongside feedback from other people with an interest in the playground and will be part of the final decision about the security arrangements for the site. The adventure playground's project board will make the final decision on the best solution, taking account of:

• The safety of children and young people using the site;

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• The aims of the adventure playground to create new, natural and inspiring free play opportunities for children and young people in the county;

• The effect on the local community, especially immediate neighbours of the site;

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• The costs of installing security measures and the long term financial sustainability of the playground.

Some people living around the �1m playground, which opened in May 2010, say it has become a focal point for anti-social behaviour.

Equipment was only supposed to be used during supervised sessions. But residents claimed at one point the site had been taken over by drunken youths.

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