Watford Harebreaks Children's Playground rebuild will not be supervised

Austerity cuts from Watford Borough Council have put at risk play areas vital for child development and outreach for poor and marginalised communities across Watford and the surrounding areas.
Playgrounds Under Threat of Closure

Watford Harebreaks Children's New Playground rebuild would not have had supervision by qualified staff, but Now it seems a possible U-turn is on the road ahead.

Following a letter with New legal information regarding the possibility of a judicial review presented by one of the campaigners pointing out the legislation that puts children first, and there voices being heard is a priority.

The Watford Borough Council have agreed another Cabinet meeting which will be on the 10th October 2016.

Staff have been concerned as their jobs are at stake, and that one feared disciplinary action for speaking to the press. Although staff just gave a copy of a letter which had been given to parents, plus other printed material.

"We just believe a staffed environment is better, as we help the children with develop their own personality and creativity. This is hands on centre and that would go if new plans did not allow for us to turn into a self run charity or venture.

Behind this campaign are an incredible team of parents like Sophie here on BBC Radio, and supporters like Libby who launched this e-petition to support the campaign.
Children are writing letters to the local Mayor Dorothy, since finding out they feel dissapointed that a place they love might go.

The Labour group of councillors are completely opposed to the removal of the supervision at the Adventure Play grounds. It is a cost cutting exercise to tune of £250,000 as mentioned in paragraph 4.1.1 in the Watford Borough Cabinet papers (4th July). The Liberal Democrats are going to get Veolia to maintain the new equipment, but Veolia can't even collect our rubbish right! There is no need to do this as the cost can be easily absorbed by the council.

The Labour group of councillors are completely opposed to the removal of the supervision at the Adventure Play grounds. It is a cost cutting exercise to tune of £250,000 as mentioned in paragraph 4.1.1 in the Watford Borough Cabinet papers (4th July). The Liberal Democrats are going to get Veolia to maintain the new equipment, but Veolia can't even collect our rubbish right! There is no need to do this as the cost can be easily absorbed by the council.

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