Peter Craske, cabinet member for Environment and Leisure and would-be
park seller, has found £105,000 from his playground repair budget
to replace the Lesnes Abbey playground slide which was
torched by vandals on 9th June this year.
The equipment is being manufactured in France at a cost of £105,000. Let’s hope the Euro continues to fall!
Earlier this afternoon I was sitting on a swing in a brand new playground in a small Wiltshire village speaking to the lady who had raised funds for it. There was previously one broken swing on the site and the council there like all others had no money.
The new playground had been funded entirely by Quiz Nights, fetes and sales in the village hall. The equipment was aimed at young children and was all Made in Britain.
Fortunately Wiltshire villages tend not to be frequented by drug fuelled morons. Not a single Nitrous Oxide canister to be seen!