raises 'serious play area safety concerns' at Burnham park
Burnham-On-Sea mother has called for urgent safety improvements
to a play area in the town after her daughter was left hanging
from her neck when she got caught on a rope.
parents have raised concerns about the state of the Rosewood Play
Area, which opened
in March 2013.
parent, who wants to stay anonymous, told Burnham-On-Sea.com:
"I have written to the council to lodge a formal complaint
regarding the children's play equipment that is extremely dangerous."
three year old was playing on the 'seesaw' type frame when she
lost her balance and fell to the side, only to find that the rope
was so slack that it did not support her fall."
body fell through the gap and she was momentarily hanging from
her neck which had got caught on the rope."
inspection it appears that the rope is indeed meant to be much
tighter but for some reason the post at the end is lose and has
screws missing from the base where it is attached to the play
added: "This is extremely serious and I am angry that children's
play equipment could even possibly turn this dangerous."
District Council, which runs the park, says it is aware of the
matter and is addressing it.
spokeswoman Claire Faun told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "We have
received a complaint and are investigating."
added that all playground equipment at council-run parks across
the district are checked on a regular basis.
The play park's equipment at the centre of the safety concerns