Letter: Poor state of play park equipment

Pictured is the play park at Station Avenue, just one of the parks where the equipment appears to be in poor condition.
Pictured is the play park at Station Avenue, just one of the parks where the equipment appears to be in poor condition.

I grew up in Bridlington and just spent a week there with my youngest daughter (aged nine) visiting family.

While it’s great that the town and county councils can find money for demolition, regeneration, the refurbished Spa and a brand new Leisure World I feel these have been at the cost of the basics.

In particular, the play equipment at Queensgate and Station Avenue parks is in a sorry state.

In the former at least half of the equipment is missing or badly damaged and If I recall correctly the spinning climbing triangle has been out of action for over two years.

We’re in the height of an obesity epidemic, surely encouraging the children of residents and visitors alike to get out and play (without having to pay for the privilege) should be a priority for both councils.

Ric Hardacre

Ipswich