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A WISBECH man claims the Waterlees adventure playground has a “minefield of issues” not least youngsters gaining unauthorised access.
Alan Lay has now written to the Health and Safety Executive raising concerns after he photographed gates being left unlocked, youngsters running amok, and lack of staffing.
“It is said that a picture speaks a thousand words, so here are a few thousand,” he said in his letter to the executive enclosing a set of photos he took on Sunday.
“I took the pictures over a period of 10 minutes,” he said. “All gates were open, no staff on site and I maintain this whole set up is illegal to be open when no staff are on duty.”
He said there are no signs to say who can come in, no one is on duty at the gate and there is no check on who goes in.
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“I wandered in with a dog on a lead,” he said. “I am 73 years old. I thought that there must be some sort of organising, maybe a compulsory form to fill in, giving the name of who should be notified in case of a problem. Surely if there is no control of entry then it must not be open to all and sundry.”
Mr Lay added: “Although the playground is not supposed to be open on Sundays, it is entered by an easily climbed fence. So what will happen when someone falls off the roof or a play item and is injured?”
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The county council, who built the park, say they have reconvened residents’ meetings to discuss issues: the next is at 7pm on March 29 at the Oasis Centre.