Dangerous Mudeford Recreation Park Play Unit with Slide
So many of our children have had accidents on the slide/climbing wall/monkey bar area of this playground, it is now time to ask for money to be spent changing it to something more suitable.
The issues are as follows:
• The ladder up to the slide is not safe for smaller children, who are able to climb a few steps. They are very slippery, plus they are high and have big gaps to allow children to fall through
• The area at the top of the ladder is very high and has no barrier to prevent children falling over the edge
• The monkey bars are far too high - most children need help from an adult, and it is too high for an adult to assist properly
• The climbing wall is too high for any children who go to the playground
Considering this is a highly used playground, particularly after school, it should be suitable for purpose. It is close to Mudeford Infants and Mudeford Juniors, and to local preschools, so the children who use the playground are generally between 1-11. It would be more appropriate to have a slide suitable for younger children, and far safer