The Committee received a report on play area
Worcester City currently owned and operated 46
play areas across the City. The
Committee’s attention was drawn to the full list of play
areas and the play areas location map attached as Appendix 1 to the
In 2011 a cross party review established a set
of guiding principles to form and manage a programme of investment
for the play sites in response to high cost repairs and replacement
equipment across the city’s play site as outlined in
paragraph 2.2 of the report.
An improvement programme was to continue as
the Council considered what would be required in the future in terms of play provision and
maintenance costs. It was important
that any changes to play areas were communicated to local Ward
Members, community organisations and other local stakeholders with
consultation on proposed changes or removal undertaken when
Officer responded to questions from Members
when reviewing the list of play areas and their current
condition. Following concerns by some
Members that the appendix made reference to the ‘removal of
site’ by some play some areas, it was emphasised that this
related to the equipment only and not the site itself.
The Chairman gave thanks to Officers for the
report which gave a basis for continued progress.
RESOLVED: That the
Committee notes the content of the report in relation to the
current condition of play areas and the good progress that has been
made over the last five years to improve the quality and standard
of play areas provided across the City.