Residents invited to meeting to discuss Kingshill playground
ANGRY residents who fought to have a children's play area opened after the facility was deemed too bright for the area can vent their frustration at a public meeting this week.
The Corinium Via playground saga made national headlines after the Standard reported how developers Redrow had delayed the opening because of complaints about the size and colour of the facility from a minority of residents in the area.
The playground should have been opened last summer but only opened last week following the high profile campaign by local families.
Now Cirencester Town Councillor John Hughes has arranged a public meeting at Cotswold District Council's Trinity Road headquarters at 5.15pm on Monday, March 25 to discuss the issue.
Members of Cotswold District Council and Cirencester Town Council will be present.
CTC became embroiled in the row threatening CDC with a legal injunction if the authority did not bow to the demands of the minority of residents who had complained about the facility. CDC also barred the opening of the facility following the complaints.
"The idea is to get everyone around the table to talk about how we can learn from it and what we can do to stop anything like this from happening again," Cllr Hughes said.
"I don't want this to be a forum for blame, it’s for constructive comments."
Anyone who would like to raise a topic for discussion at the meeting can contact Cllr Hughes through his Facebook page facebook.com/JohnforBeeches