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Castlefield playground

Reported via mobile in the Parks/landscapes category by Gabriella Franchetti at 18:49, Sunday 10 January 2021

Received by Buckinghamshire Council moments later

Playground is sadly always full of littler, plastic waste and glass. We take a litter picker every time we go but this needs a proper clean up. Hopefully then people will start respecting the space, more families can use it to meet in and feel safe doing so.

There is a 'teenager' area, which is just covered in litter. I understand the teenagers have limited places to go but it looks like this spot is never cleared. It doesn't encourage them to use the bin as clearly no one else bothers!

The playground (swing park) and basketball pitch opposite are both full of broken glass. Also cigarette butts and drug paraphernalia (such as grinders, plastic bags, noss canisters, balloons, lighters etc).

This is our closest park and I would love it to be a happy, safe place for children to go (it's intended use).

Every time I go to this park there are young people in the 'area' I have photographed (at the back of the swing park near the bench). I feel like they are embarrassed they have no where else to go, and I am embarrassed they have to hang out at a swing park where I want my one year old to play.

Please please put some time into clearing up this park. It is so near a school and I'm sure it would make a positive difference to so many children and families.

Please contact me for any more information or photos.

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