Hundreds of playgrounds set to close due to budget cuts!
13th April 2017
The Association of Play Industries (API) have undertaken research concerning the extent to which local authorities across the country have been closing children’s playgrounds. The research revealed local authorities have currently closed 214 playgrounds with future plans to close a further 234 playgrounds.
Mark Hardy, Chairman of the API said: “With increasing childhood obesity and the health benefits of activity and play well known, now is not the time for community playgrounds to be closing. This action goes against the Government’s clear intention to get children more active and needs to be stopped as quickly as possible”.