SEFTON Council have taken the decision
to close down a deteriorated playground to protect the safety of park visitors.
The playground on Ovington Drive has seen rapid deterioration and decline in
recent months and, despite repeated maintenance, it is no longer deemed fit for
purpose. The council want to reassure residents that there are a number of other
facilities close by which they can take full advantage of.
A spokesman for Sefton Council said:- "The playground at Ovington Drive is
over 30 years old and while we have tried to sustain it with regular inspections
and maintenance, the site has recently seen rapid deterioration. As a result we
have decided to close the facility and decommission the old equipment, which was
done with cabinet approval and ward councillors notified. While this is
disappointing, the nearest alternative playground site to Ovington Drive can be
found at Town Lane which is only a quarter of a mile away. The Town Lane
playground has received substantial investment in the last few years and the
equipment there has only recently been re-painted, meaning provision is still
available for families to enjoy."