Resident raises safety concerns of Clewer Recreation Ground

CONCERNS have been raised around the safety of an outdoor play area in Windsor.

A resident, who wished to remain anonymous, has described Clewer Recreation Ground as “an accident waiting to happen” as he voices his worry for children’s safety.

He explained one of the main issues is the roundabout in the park.

Slough Observer: One of the areas of concern the resident spoke about was how the rubber matting was raised up. One of the areas of concern the resident spoke about was how the rubber matting was raised up.

He said: “The rubber matting is raised up around the roundabout and toddlers could easily trip up when playing in this area and with the recent rain that’s making it more dangerous for users.

“I’ve been monitoring the park for about two months now and there is a lack of maintenance being done.”

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The playground has been inspected and repaired since.

Although, the resident believes contractor Tivoli should be maintaining it daily.

He added: “Tivoli is either not undertaking this work or doing a very poor job with it.

“Tivoli staff, within the contract, are supposed to make safe any dangerous issue they find when undertaking maintenance and inspection daily, but are clearly failing to do so.”Slough Observer: The resident said after monitoring the park for two months there is a lack of maintenance.The resident said after monitoring the park for two months there is a lack of maintenance.

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A council spokesperson said: “Our play areas are inspected regularly, and our contractor Tivoli is carrying these out as expected.

“Officers have visited the recreation ground today and have made safe the rubber matting around the mini roundabout.

“We have asked playground equipment manufacturer HAGS, who carry out detailed monthly play area inspections, to look at replacing the matting with a solid buffer mat to prevent the surface lifting in future.”

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