Battery Gardens Playground
Published: 28 May 2019
For Immediate Release
BATTERY GARDENS SWINGS REMOVED FOR HEALTH AND SAFETY CONCERNS
Swings at a Sandown play park 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 play parks 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.”