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june ev2018

It’s just not good enough!

Petition calls for improvements at play park

RESIDENTS have launched a petition demanding improvements to the children’s play park in Lyde Green.

Concerns have been raised about the quality of the park, off Howsmoor Lane and Forgetmenot Way, since it was finished in July 2017.

Now the Lyde Green Open Space group and a group of residents are calling on South Gloucestershire Council and Green Square Estates to invest in new, safer surfacing, install better fencing, gates, and lighting, reassess drainage and improve the play equipment.

In support of the petition, Lyde Green residents and volunteers Lea Korologou Linden and Renée Blackwood organised a Park Action Day event on Wednesday May 16 to encourage residents to come along, talk about their experiences and the issues at the park and give their signature. As well as a group of eight residents, the event was also attended by Alv Hirst, Lyde Green Community Association community development and centre manager and South Gloucestershire councillors Steve Reade and Rachael Hunt.

The online petition has 140 signatures so far and the group is hoping to reach 500.  Lea said: “New signatures were gained to add to the petition’s online signatures from a steady stream of people who care about improving the park.”

In response to residents’ concerns about the park, a 

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