Plans to improve The Leys are in pipeline

First published in Letters

Sir – What a great pity that Mr Pearce (last week’s Gazette Letters) has not attended any of the council’s leisure and recreation committee meetings, where he would have learned of the great changes that have been planned for the play areas of The Leys and which will be started this year.

The children’s paddling pool was closed as it had become too old and worn to take any more repairs – a fact, not a pretext – and the Gazette has published details of the ambitious projects which are a joint project with a local community group.

They include: a large splash pool, more play mobiles, a sandpit and much, much more.

As for the illegal parking along the road and the grass, this is a situation that we have been continually asking the police to attend to and the community wardens to monitor.

It is a shame that selfish and irresponsible people choose to park here, causing great inconvenience and safety hazards to users of The Leys and to the detriment of the grass and walls (where cars have damaged the walls of the church and disappeared leaving no details), when there is ample free parking throughout Witney – but perhaps they are just too lazy to park responsibly?

The majority of these people are not users of The Leys, as it is quite apparent that they park all day.

The financial cost to the town council to repair this damage runs into the hundreds, if not thousands of pounds, taking valuable funds away from more necessary projects.

Chrissie Curry, town councillor, Corn Street, Witney

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8:36am Wed 23 Apr 14

the wizard says...

The children’s paddling pool was closed as it had become too old and worn to take any more repairs – a fact, not a pretext,

I ask the question, why was it allowed to get into that state in the first place, and why were not works carried out previously to maintain it properly as opposed to letting it drop into further decay, the same as the Corn Exchange.

Why wasn't WODC approached and informed that funding was necessary at some previous point so as to avert serious capital expenditure of a higher magnitude later. All well and good spending these monies now, but surely previous prudence would have saved higher expenditure now and the rate payer.
The children’s paddling pool was closed as it had become too old and worn to take any more repairs – a fact, not a pretext, I ask the question, why was it allowed to get into that state in the first place, and why were not works carried out previously to maintain it properly as opposed to letting it drop into further decay, the same as the Corn Exchange. Why wasn't WODC approached and informed that funding was necessary at some previous point so as to avert serious capital expenditure of a higher magnitude later. All well and good spending these monies now, but surely previous prudence would have saved higher expenditure now and the rate payer. the wizard
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