Adventure playgrounds in Brixton and across the borough have been closed by Lambeth council this week after it terminated the contract with the organisation tasked to run them.
Children and their parents were left bitterly disappointed during the summer holidays when they turned up at playgrounds in Max Roach Park and Loughborough Park to find them locked with a sign saying they were “temporarily” closed.
Lambeth council said they terminated the contract with the providers, Lambeth Play Association (LPA), after breaches in the contract. A total of seven adventure playgrounds have been affected.
Councillor Rachel Heywood, cabinet member for children and families, said: “The playgrounds are hugely popular with local parents and children and I am determined we solve this situation as soon as possible. We must have an organisation that is run properly overseeing any of our facilities, particularly ones that involve young people.
“There are other great facilities available including the new children’s playground in Brockwell Park but I will continue to press to get this situation sorted as soon as possible.”
The seven Adventure Playgrounds this affects are Max Roach (Brixton), Loughborough Park (Brixton), Streatham Vale (Streatham), Willington Rd (Clapham North), Kennington, Lollard (north Lambeth) and Tulse Hill.
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