‘Council to close all adventure playgrounds’: Shock Wandsworth Guardian report

The Wandsworth Guardian’s front page story states: “All three of the borough’s adventure playgrounds and two children’s clubs could face the axe as Wandsworth Council struggles to slash £30m from next year’s budget.

“Playgrounds in Battersea Park, York Gardens and Kimber Road Gardens are all under threat.”

Foul Play: Wandsworth Guardian Article

It is amazing that the council has not learned from the extraordinary public response to Wandsworth council’s plans to charge children £2.50 to play in Battersea Park Adventure Playground (see the national coverage round-up on WeSayNoPay2Play, which I also edit).

In response to the reports, Women of Wandsworth, a group of local volunteer moms, have updated a video of their inspiring campaign to keep our playgrounds free which forced the council into its original U-turn – well worth watching.

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