Living in the heart of Erdington we know how vital our local parks and play areas, like in Short Heath Park, Pype Hayes or Rookery Park, are to our community. That is why we was so concerned to see the Labour City Council have announced in their recent budget that they will shut “A MINIMUM 60 play areas” across Erdington and Birmingham.
This is of course a crazy idea, not only because of the huge benefit they bring to the local community but also because it hardly saves any money. After all the play areas have already been installed and would actually cost the Council money to remove them!
We have therefore launched a campaign to save our local children's play areas. As part of this I have attached my petition to save our children's play areas overleaf. If you agree with me that the Labour Council should drop these proposals and put Erdington first then please sign the petition and return it to us using the freepost form attached.
It is well documented how vital children's play areas are to the development of a child and for the Council to be suggesting Erdington can go without them is a disgrace. You can rest assured we will be fighting the Councils plans on this all the way.