The Evening Standard came to Battersea Park to interview local parents and take photographs of their children for a news report on May 12 with the headline: You want to go into the playground? That will be £2.50 please.
The Daily Mirror features the campaign on its front page on May 13 Tories blasted for charging kids to use public playground and ran an opinion piece titled “Playground tax is not fair play“.
The Guardian reports “Tory council to charge children £2.50 for using playground – Labour politicians say Wandsworth council’s ‘mean-spirited’ plan will turn playground into a no-go area for the poor”
The Sun says: “Parents have to pay for park – Mums will have to fork out £2.50 to let their children go to a council run playground in one of Britain’s poshest parks”
The Telegraph reported: “Council charges children £2.50 to use playground – A council has been criticised for its plans to charge families to use an adventure playground.”
The plan to charge for access to the playground is a topic of discussion on Mumsnet, Nappy Valley, Streetlife, Facebook, Twitter, CBBC Newsround and has also been featured by regional news outlets such as the Belfast Telegraph.