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Unsafe ground cover under play equipment

Reported via mobile in the Park safety issue category anonymously at 21:24, Thursday 25 February 2021

Sent to Bath and North East Somerset Council less than a minute later. Council ref: 2572755.

The matting or safety flooring under the main play equipment is incredibly slippery when waterlogged or muddy. There is inadequate drainage and the surface is not appropriate to cope with the conditions. We found it waterlogged and covered in large puddles and mud making it incredibly slippery and unsafe. Out of two adults and four children, three children and one adult slipped and fell. I have injured my back as a consequence and three of the children were upset abs covered in mud. This isn’t acceptable for a public park especially as this is supposed to be safe flooring.

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  • We've looked into this report and are investigating the issue. We will update this report once we decide what action to take.

    State changed to: Investigating

    Posted by Bath and North East Somerset Council at 11:03, Monday 1 March 2021

  • The site is subject to flooding as there are natural springs further up the hill and we have had a lot of rain recently. We are sorry but we have investigated the geology and we cannot divert the water from the play area. After heavy rain the carpet does get waterlogged and muddy. If the surface looks too muddy, then it is the user's decision whether to carry on trying to play on the climbing frame or to play on something else and come back the climbing frame, once the ground has dried out.

    Read more about Parks & green spaces in Bath & North East Somerset. http://www.bathnes.gov.uk/ services/ sport-leisure-and-parks

    The report is now closed, further comments may not be monitored.

    State changed to: No further action

    Posted by Bath and North East Somerset Council at 13:39, Thursday 4 March 2021

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