Games area letters to bombard council

OUTRAGED residents have written North Somerset Council to show their disappointment at a decision to shelve plans for new games areas in Weston.

OUTRAGED residents have written North Somerset Council to show their disappointment at a decision to shelve plans for new games areas in Weston.

In October the unitary authority decided to stop the building of two multi-use games areas, in Ashcombe Park off Milton Road, and Aller Parade in Oldmixon, Weston, despite them being approved in February.

In response, people living on the Bournville, Coronation, Oldmixon and Potteries estates, have written more than 200 letters to show their frustration.

The pile of envelopes was handed to South Ward councillors Bob Bateman and Ian Parker on Monday for them to present at the next meeting of North Somerset Council, and copies will also be sent in the post this week.


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Community development worker for the South Ward Neighbourhood Management Partnership, Cindy Eigler, said: "The need for youth provision and positive play opportunities on the Oldmixon is really high.

"The money for the scheme was generated by the transfer of council housing stock and more than 40 per cent of this is in the South Ward. Therefore, residents would like to see this money spent in the same area.

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"We are hoping to make a big impact by posting all the letters at once to show how strong residents feelings are about the fact the play area is not going ahead."

Similar schemes, which would provide a safe surface to play games such as basketball and football, were also planned for Clevedon, but the only one which was allowed to go ahead was in Portishead.

Executive member for planning, highways and economic development, councillor Elfan Ap Rees, said the Weston projects may be reconsidered once a review has been carried out on the Portishead scheme.

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