No funds for Castle Batch?

I READ with interest your article (October 2) on the lottery bid for Castle Batch multi-use games area. Vandalised? Not the word I would use. I suggest it is an under-utilised building and play area which just needs to be brought up-to-date with facilitie

I READ with interest your article (October 2) on the lottery bid for Castle Batch multi-use games area.Vandalised? Not the word I would use. I suggest it is an under-utilised building and play area which just needs to be brought up-to-date with facilities for the local people.I find it astounding that the action group is being forced to seek lottery funding for facilities to be provided. We have seen tens of thousands of pounds of council money spent on all of the other parks in the Weston area, why then no funds for Castle Batch?We were told two years ago of plans to improve the facilities which included a hard court area, revolutionary play pod and more playground equipment. What we have seen is most of the play equipment removed with a token zip wire and tyre swing added. The pod was installed but only manned one day per week during the summer holidays.Come on, Weston Council, all of the other parks have been expensively refurbished with fanfare openings. It's now time to give the kids of Worle the playground and equipment the children deserve. The Batch is a great open space used by all members of the local community serving a large populated area. Why a hard court area smaller than the campus? It should be at least the same size! With a bit of reorganisation of the community centre I'm sure a tender could be offered for a cafe-type facility during the summer holidays, similar to the cafe facilities at Ashcombe and Clarence Parks. TONY WELLS - Magdalen Way, Worle


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