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The old equipment, which was removed for being dangerous


447756749 805392408356771 8867941625610289353 NA defective and dangerous piece of play equipment that was removed from Big Mead in Shanklin is to be replaced, the Isle of Wight Council has confirmed.

The local authority has been working in partnership with Shanklin Town Council to enhance the opportunity for the Island’s children at Big Mead playground, near the Old Village.

Recently, a climbing frame had to be removed from the free-to-access park as it has become dangerous to children. But there is good news on the horizon… a new climbing frame has been ordered!

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A date for delivery is yet to be confirmed, but assurances have been given that it will be installed at the earliest opportunity.

Furthermore, a sea-saw, which was damaged by vandals, is to also be replaced. A date for its installation is yet to be confirmed.

A spokesperson for the Isle of Wight Council has said:

“We understand that there has been a number of negative comments that the equipment was “perfectly good”. However, we can confirm that the equipment was beyond economical repair and had become dangerous”.

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