Concerns were raised at the Neighbourhood Partnership Meeting on 25th March 2014 about the removal of the swings in Dundridge Park and the lack of any information about what had happened to them.
We have now received the following update from the Parks Operations Manager (sorry it was not available at the meeting).
“they were removed because they were unsafe. We had a routine longer-term inspection carried out by an independent inspector (they receive a visual inspection once a week by the play team) and the inspector demonstrated that the base of the swings had very severe rot. They were removed immediately.
I cannot give a date when they will be replaced right now but we will replace them very soon in the new financial year.”
We have asked for notices to be placed in the park explaining the situation.