Mum petitions for play equipment

A MOTHER-of-four from Elborough is campaigning to get some play equipment in the village. Karen Bird, aged 31, has been knocking on her neighbours' doors

A MOTHER-of-four from Elborough is campaigning to get some play equipment in the village.Karen Bird, aged 31, has been knocking on her neighbours' doors getting signatures and she will be presenting her petition to North Somerset Council next week.She said: "The children have got nothing here, there's nothing for them to play with. We'd like something for the toddlers right through to the teenagers."We will be asking the council to put up a playing area or at least give us half the money and we will try to raise the rest of the cash needed."Karen and her husband Stuart and their children, Keeley, aged 10, twins Shannon and Rhianna, aged seven, and Danielle, aged two, used to live in Worle where they say there were a lot more facilities for youngsters.Karen said: "We used to live in Mead Vale. They've got lots of facilities over there, there are parks everywhere"People living in Elborough can use the park at Locking if they've got a car, but there are about 50 children here and we need something for them to do."Karen believes the ideal place for a play area would be on the green near the monument, Skyward, in Cedern Avenue.Developer George Wimpey currently owns the land but North Somerset Council is due to adopt it once the developer has cleaned it up.A council spokesman said the petition for play equipment would be considered once it has been received.


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