Readers will remember the article we published last week, reporting that owners of the Ventnor Botanic Garden (VBG) were considering moving their playground equipment to elsewhere in Ventnor where it would be more accessible to families.
John Curtis the head of the VBG CIC, which owns the 125 year lease on the Garden, responded in the comments section of the article later that day.
For the benefit of those who did not see his comment, we’ve reproduced it here.
“Happy to donate our equipment”
He said, “I would to repeat the comments I made to the Ventnor Town Council last night. First, as I said we have a Playground Only tariff of £2 as well as Community Mondays and Fridays.
“Our interest is making sure the playground is useful to the community. If Ventnor can find a location that is more accessible than the current one, we would be happy to donate our equipment.”
Playground may remain where it is
He goes on to say, “Our intent is not to remove the playground, but rather to locate it where it can be most beneficial.
“If there is no better place for it, then it will stay right where it is.”
You can read the rest of John’s comment here.
Image: © VBG