Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Safer playground success for Plaid councillor

Gwenfair Jones with local mums and their children looking forward to a safer playground.


A Gwersyllt community councillor is celebrating after years of campaigning to make a play area safe for toddlers. Gwenfair Jones has been campaigning for years to make the playground at New Road, Summerhill, safe by fencing the area off and putting a new gate in.

The delay had been caused due to protracted negotiations between Gwersyllt Community Council and the trustees of the adjacent Summerhill Institute.

The play park is well used by both local children and those that attend the Cylch Meithrin and Ti a Fi Welsh playgroups at the Institute

Gwenfair, who is also the Plaid Cymru candidate for the Gwersyllt West ward in the council elections, said: 
"I have been concerned for a long time about the security of the park. Whenever we take the children there we have to have one parent on the gate to make sure children don't run into the road as New Road is a bus route. I am very grateful to the community council for supporting this and to the trustees of the Institute for permitting us to build the fence.

"The fencing will also separate the play area from the field used by dog walkers and there is a lot of dog mess on there."
She went on to say: 
"I very much hope that parents will now feel that their children are safe and secure whilst playing there."

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