More swings removed on health and safety grounds, say the Isle of Wight council

The council say their first priority is the safety of families using the park and ensuring the appropriate European standard for play equipment is met.

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Swings at a Sandown playpark have been closed for safety reasons.

The decision to close the swings at Battery Gardens was taken following a routine health and safety inspection by the Isle of Wight Council today (Friday 24 May).

The authority’s first priority is the safety of families using the park and ensuring the appropriate European standard for play equipment is met.

The rest of the play equipment in the park remains open for the community to use and enjoy.

A council spokesperson said:

“We understand how important playparks are in the local community and for visitors however, first and foremost, play equipment must be safe.

“The council will work to re-open the swings as soon as possible.”

Friday, 24th May, 2019 3:50pm

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beacher

“We understand how important playparks are in the local community and for visitors however, first and foremost, play equipment must be safe.”……then why don’t they inspect and maintain them. In line with their actions at Ventnor I expect to see these repaired or replaced for the summer….I suppose I can always dream!

Another Perspective

The only thing that needs to be removed on Health and Safety grounds on the island are Conservative Councillors and this Tory led administration.

ukdave

Put a kid on a building site. It’ll work out what’s dangerous and what isn’t and will play without injuring itself.

chippyiow

Everything about this is in the words: “European Standard”
Get us the hell OUT of that den of unelected insanity and we won’t have to worry about the bent Bananas either.

Dalek

You want us to be outside Europe so that our children can use unsafe play equipment? Interesting….

chippyiow
Utterly ridiculous comment. You want to keep this country saddled to the whim of a bunch of unelected idiots in Brussels? There are plenty in this country who are able inspect a child’s swing to see if it safe or not. Those same morons in Brussels have never been to the Isle of Wight let alone LOOKED at the swings. If you are so in love with… Read more »
hialtitude

Unelected, didn’t we just vote on Thursday? very funny.

oldie

We didn’t vote for the Commissioners. They are unelected.

hermit

Unelected? What did you do on Thursday?

ronnigee

Juncker and his cohorts ARE unelected; they are the driving force behind the EU. MEPs are merely there to create the illusion that WE are in charge.

hialtitude

Assuming you are a Tory voter for the moment, did you vote for May to be the Prime minister? I doubt it, you voted for for Bob Seely and the Tories appointed her Prime Minister.

Your argument is not valid.

chippyiow

Bob Seely will be out of a job soon anyway. He IGNORED the constituents who put HIM in a job. The vote on the island to get rid of the EU was 62% in favour. Seely has ignored that instruction and will pay dearly for it.
The campaigning needs to start for a DECENT Tory MP who will actually listen to his constituents.

ronnigee
I am a Tory voter, with more than a passing interest in the whole of UK and as such am quite prepared to add to my argument. Read and learn: EU Commission: the EU’s executive body. It is true that the Commission President and the individual Commissioners are not directly elected by the peoples of Europe. So, in that sense, we cannot “throw the scoundrels out”. It… Read more »
chippyiow
I had a nice coffee in the morning then went for a pint a bit later and enjoyed to sunshine sat out in the garden. If you are referring to that stupid waste of time and money on the 23rd June, we have left the EU. We left it at 23:00hrs on the 29th March. There is nothing wrong with Europe, I have travelled most of it… Read more »
hialtitude
You do know that no lessor person than the late great Winston Churchill considered that the European Union was a really positive thing and that it would end the endlessly destructive European conflicts, and it has. If you can list any one positive concrete things that the Island will gain by leaving the EU I would be very surprised, because there are none. Meanwhile our children will… Read more »
chippyiow
I lived and worked for a while in Modena and Bologna BEFORE LIAR Heath LIED to this country and took it into the EEC. I encountered no problems going or coming back. Two years later LIAR Wilson stated the UK would be a better place if we took the governments advice and voted to stay in the EEC. Both were wrong and both were LIARS. There was… Read more »
chippyiow
I would also add that your suggestion ” the late great Winston Churchill considered that the European Union was a really positive thing” is not only incorrect but grossly misleading. What the great man did say was “We are with Europe, but not of it” Europe is fine…well it used to be until the EU opened the borders, but that’s another subject all together. Europe is NOT… Read more »
hialtitude

I notice you failed to mention one concrete positive thing about leaving the EU, is that because you can’t think of one or because there aren’t any.

Come on wow us with your ideas.

chippyiow
Food and clothes in the shops would be cheaper because the EU tariffs would have been removed. Our schools and hospitals would have been better off because the central government would not have sent the EU £39 Billion. We will never have to adopt the ailing Euro and we won’t be paying for Junckers booze anymore. The country would have been able to trade with any country… Read more »
hialtitude
Pity we won’t have any to export though, British Steel went bankrupt last week, all the carmakers are pulling out, Swindon voted leave, very funny. But as long as you think that you will get cheaper clothes, which is a joke, all those jobs thrown on the pyre of Brexit is OK is it? One of the things about migrants is they usually bring skills with them,… Read more »
oldie
The National Health Service was much better before New Labour under Blair and Brown. It’s gone downhill ever since. The State Education system was much better before New Labour under Blair and Brown. Teachers were better paid before New Labour. Schools were happier places before New Labour. Students had free university tuition and maintenance grants before New Labour under Blair and Brown. The bureaucracy of the EU… Read more »
oldie

It’s NATO that has kept the peace in Europe since World War 2 not the EU