Broken Glass, Rubbish & Under-age Drinking
Reported in the Parks/landscapes category anonymously at 20:52, Fri 18 April 2008
Sent to Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council 2 minutes later
Although the streets around the park area here are kept spotless by residents, the park here is becoming a real concern. The problems caused by regular under-age drinking in the park is making it both unsafe and intimidating to use this area as it should be used, ie, as a play area for young children. The main problem is that teens are using this area to drink large quantities of alcohol. The empty glass bottles are then smashed and left strewn around the children's playing apparatus and along walkways through the bushes which the younger children love to run through. Trolleys have been brought here and hurled down slides, bikes smashed to pieces, graffiti left on playing apparatus - and the mess is always left behind for others to clear. The teens gather here anytime from 6pm to 11pm (usually Fridays and Saturdays but some seem to return on week-nights) and they always leave the park in a terrible state. It is neither pleasant or safe for our children to play in the park in the state it is being left - in fact it is not even safe enough to walk a dog without concern that they might be injured by the glass. We regularly collect litter from the area, which helps, but we cannot cope with the quantity being produced. Also, as the floor around the toddler apparatus is made up of bark chippings, the broken glass is often mixed in with this and therefore hard to spot. Can you please do something to help make this park a safer place for our children as, at the moment, it seems to only have a real use for those who are breaking the law and drinking under-age with no thought to the real problems they are leaving behind?
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