Deadline nears for proposed playpark closure consultation

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THE DEADLINE to take part in Angus Council’s consultation on playparks around the county which have been proposed for the possible removal of play equipment is this Friday (December 14).

The consultation follows a report which identified that a number of playparks had issues with obsolete, difficult to repair equipment or did not meet current health and safety standards. While it is proposed play equipment may have to be removed from specific areas, the surrounding park areas will remain accessible to the public.

Those interested can take part in the online consultation at www.angus.gov.uk/playparks, or by collecting a paper survey from council ACCESS offices or libraries.

The council is seeking views on its assessment of each individual playpark. However, members of the public can make comment on as many of the assessments as they wish.

Playparks in the Brechin and Edzell area which could disappear as part of the proposals would be: Cookston Crescent, Drumachlie Park, Durriehill Place, Edzell Muir trim trail, Hillview, Mountskip and Wards Park, leaving parks at Edzell Muir, Inch Park, Brechin Public Park and Tarfside village.

As well as the public consultation, local community planning teams have organised focus groups and forums in each multi-member ward to which all community councils and parent councils have been invited to send representatives. Comments noted at these meetings will feed into the consultation process.