Play equipment damaged beyond repair could begin to be replaced once more under a change of policy by Northampton Borough Council.
The Chron reported two weeks ago that
A report concluded that the borough council can do little apart from
But Councillor Mike Hallam, cabinet member for environment, has now announced his intention to
Councillor Hallam said: “The
“I believe that safe, well-maintained play equipment is incredibly important to our local communities and has a key role to play in keeping our children fit and active.
"That’s why I am proposing the introduction of a policy that will ensure that play equipment in the Borough is replaced in a way that reflects local priorities and need."
Councillor Hallam said he had found a "potential budget" and was keen to move as quickly as possible to develop a plan on replacing damaged items.”
Work to repair and replace existing equipment is currently underway
In future, the council said it will now look to develop a fair system of allocation that will support a sustainable