Reassurance from MP Barclay that �1m Waterlees Playground is NOT ‘no go’ zone after talks with chief superintendent

THE �1million Waterlees Playground in Wisbech WILL be policed after 8pm following talks between MP Steve Barclay and the Police Minister at the House of Commons.

Mr Barclay, MP for NE Cambs, met Police Minister Nick Herbert at the House of Commons last night and held further discussions with the chief superintendent today.

It comes after Inspector Andy Sullivan told Wisbech Town Council on Monday that he used health and safety fears to stop his officers entering the play park after 8pm. His directive to staff was revealed yesterday by this newspaper.

Mr Barclay said: “I am pleased to be able to reassure constituents that the police have now made it clear that there are no ‘no go’ areas in Wisbech and that the park will be policed in line with any other part of our town.

“Clearly there are lessons to be learned from this episode and I have had reassurances at a senior level that those lessons are now being addressed.”

Earlier this week, Insp Sullivan told this newspaper: “The place has no lighting and it is still, in effect, a building site.

“I am not going to put my staff - police officers or PCSOs - into an area where they can’t see what’s going on.”

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