Lots of people out and about today tidying up their gardens. Hopefully some of the overgrown trees, hedges and weeds obstructing footpaths will be getting attention.
Several months ago the playground – owned by the Rowntree Housing Trust – located on Teal Drive was closed.
Problems has arisen when vandals damaged part of the children’s slide.
Understandably repairs had to be completed before access was reinstated.
..But the gates have remained locked.
It would be a great shame if the authorities cannot ensure this facility is available at least during the day at weekends and during the summer holidays.
One possible solution would be to put together a volunteer team of key holders who could secure the park at night and reopen it in the morning.
JRHT have responded to complaints about vandalism and litter in the Teal Drive play area.
They are considering whether the children’s slide can be repaired. It may have to be removed. The playground is likely to be closed in the interim.
Residents had complained about the amount of little in the park.
Elsewhere in the estate the hedge which lies between Wenham Road and the Foxwood Park will be cut down shortly (it blocks an access path) and leaf detritus will be swept up.
Good to report that, following action by Cllrs Stephen Fenton and Sheena Jackson, the grass on the Teal Drive/Carrfield snicket has been cut back
In fact the whole of the Rowntrees playground, park and surrounding area has been tidied up.
Next on the list is to get the cycle barriers painted.
Earlier in the week there was a bit of a drama at the Foxwood shops when a drivers foot slipped on the accelerator sending her car into the flower tub.
Fortunately no one was hurt and damage was superficial
We’ve asked the Council to tidy up the Carrfield – Teal Drive snicket.
Using the Fix My Street “app” we’ve asked that litter and weeds be removed, grass cut and that the cycle barriers are repainted