Second public meeting to be held to discuss ill-fated Wisbech playground

PUBLISHED: 15:50 08 December 2010

The two boats on the Waterlees adventure playground have been vandalised and are now boarded up

The two boats on the Waterlees adventure playground have been vandalised and are now boarded up

Archant

A SECOND public meeting is to be held for Wisbech residents to discuss the problems surrounding the ill-fated Waterlees playground.

The two boats on the Waterlees adventure playground have been vandalised and are now boarded up

The event – at the Oasis Centre in Wisbech on Wednesday 15 December at 7.00pm – follows a stormy first meeting on October 11.

At that meeting, officers from Cambridgeshire County Council pledged to act on the concerns of residents, who said they had been tormented by drunken youths who had “taken over” the adventure park.

The £1million playground – funded by the Government’s Play Pathfinder scheme – has been subject to a barrage of vandalism. Two 65-foot barges were attacked by vandals just days after their installation.

The second public meeting will be attended by Gayle Gorman, the Council’s Director of Learning; Cllr Martin Curtis, County Council Cabinet Member for Children, Gill Harrison, Head of Early Years and Childcare; and Project Sponsor Jane Leet.

Also present will be Andrew Lane from Sutcliffe Play, the contractors who subcontracted the installation of the play equipment.


If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the Wisbech Standard. Click the link in the orange box above for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Latest from the Wisbech Standard