Tomorrow night (Tuesday) , the District Council’s Leisure Committee will be discussing improvements to play spaces.
One of the issues to be considered is the continuing problem of the Seaview Drive space in Great Wakering. The officers report says:
A situation has again arisen whereby the playspace at Seaview Drive, Great Wakering has been subject to some youth nuisance that has caused serious issues for the neighbours of that playspace.
The playspace was initially locked for a short period to see whether the nuisance could be displaced. However when reopened the nuisance returned and the playspace has remained locked during the summer of 2006….
The officers are now recommending that the playspace be made smaller, equipped with play equipment for infants only, and a densely planted, fenced-off buffer strip be created between the buffer strip and existing homes.