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A year on from an accident, this rogue and unsafe swing is still there

Reported via desktop anonymously at 07:43, Sunday 15 August 2021

Sent to Hampshire County Council and Hart District Council less than a minute later

I reported this problem a year ago after my nephew got injured on the swing. I contacted the council and they informed me that the swing isn’t their and would be removed. Sadly, it is still here and I’m worried another child will get injured as it is unstable and ultimately not authorised.

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  • My Children and a great deal of others on this estate use these swings on a daily basis and are always supervised and have never had an accident on them and as far as I am aware on talking to other parents no one else has either. Although I feel sorry for your Nephew why spoil the outdoor area all the other children. I'd rather they play on this than stuck indoors or a tablet or games console.

    Posted anonymously at 18:40, Tuesday 24 August 2021

  • Hi,

    I’m all for outdoor fun, though to be frank I’m shocked that the council is allowing this swing to be there. Whether supervised or not, its construction is not safe. I now take my nephews to the swings and play area just down the hill by the leisure centre. These are council built and maintain facilities.

    I would not myself, but someone who injure their kids on the swing near Waldorf Heights would be well within their rights to sue the council and whoever placed it there for unsafe and unmaintained facility.

    May I suggest installing a swing in your private garden that doesn’t leave anyone liable for prosecution…

    Posted anonymously at 14:41, Tuesday
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