Children’s play area closed amid safety concerns

The vandalised play area in Causeway, Wyberton.
The vandalised play area in Causeway, Wyberton.

A children’s play area in Wyberton has been closed this week amid safety fears.

The action was taken by the Wyberton Playing Field Association after play equipment at the Causeway site was vandalised.

Nicky Walker, chairman of the association, said there has been a recent ‘spate of vandalism’ there.

“This culminated in digging up parts the soft pour safety surface around some of the equipment the park has become unusable, even the warning notices have been destroyed,” she said.

“With the damage beyond economic repair and replacement costs having been estimated in excess of £10,000, fundraising is now underway and the play area will have to remain closed until the work is carried out.”

The association apologies for any inconvenience this may cause but adds it has been ‘left with no other option’.

Anyone interested in sponsoring the refurbishment can contact the association on 01205 311373.