FRIDAY BRIDGE: We put on the pressure- and win pledge for the barriers to come down

PUBLISHED: 16:41 13 August 2008 | UPDATED: 08:35 02 June 2010

play area in west drive friday bridge still closed

play area in west drive friday bridge still closed

PRESSURE from the Wisbech Standard led to a pledge that the barriers around a children s play area will be down by Monday. Fenland Council says it has ordered the barriers to be taken down even though final details of an agreement with house builder Reaso

PRESSURE from the Wisbech Standard led to a pledge that the barriers around a children's play area will be down by Monday.

Fenland Council says it has ordered the barriers to be taken down even though final details of an agreement with house builder Reason Homes are still awaited.

The council made the pledge on Wednesday and confirmed that they would be taking full responsibility for the area.

Special needs youngsters have been forced to play elsewhere because of a delay in the hand over from Reason Homes to Fenland District Council but things are about to change.

The residents living in homes provided especially for families with disabled children waited more than four years for the area to be equipped but the barricades went up before they had a chance to use it.

The play area off West Drive has been dubbed no-man's land but the council says it has asked for the fencing to be removed this weekend and the youngsters should be able to spend the rest of their summer holidays playing on the area.


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