Bid to get "noisy" playground closed down: Have your say
Published 10 May 2012 09:30 1 Comment
A COURT is due to rule on neighbours' complaints that a new children's playground is a "noise nuisance".
Dr Catherine Bentley-Thomas has launched a private prosecution - backed by her husband Roger Price, a former Concorde pilot, and other neighbours - trying to get Winkfield Parish Council to shut the £150,000 playground, which opened in Locks Ride in May last year. They claim there is a disturbing level of noise from the site.
The case was heard at Reading Magistrates' Court on Tuesday and yesterday (Wednesday) and the judge has reserved judgment until a later date.
- Do you live near the site - Is the playground too noisy? Or is the noise of a playground something that residents have to accept? Please add your comments below.
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May 20, 14:24
We have the Lovel Road recreation ground next to our house. The sound of children is the most precious human asset. Apart from the morning school run with flocks of children, the afternoon run includes a 'playtime' for the primary school children at the recreation ground off Lovel Road, on the way back to the car park. Their happy sounds is a of great cheer to me, even on the most gray of days.
It is of the up-most cynicism for Mr. Price to complain. My last home was in Chelsea, SW3 and every day for years Concord flew low over my house. I accepted this as part of life. Mega decibels et al. Dr. Bentley-Thomas should consider the future use of the ground. Perhaps I should persuade the council to open a facility site for maintenace, including plant and vehicles... She must appreciate we need to maximize space in accord with the financial obligations of the Council.
I would be happy to have the facilities moved here...plenty of space and parking! GDY
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