Save Leyton Square Adventure Playground from possible closure before it's too late!
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Southwark Council have threatened Leyton Square Adventure playground in the heart of Peckham with closure. As a Southwark resident I urge for this decision not to go ahead. Leyton Square is a pivotal facility and has been serving young people in the local community since 1972, this needs to continue.
As we are all aware, inner city communities across the country are seeing an increase in knife crime and youth on youth violence. Children's services may not be the whole solution in tackling this but they certainly play a major part. Some children are under hugh pressure both among their peers and at home, so places like Leyton Square offer a safe alternative and some escapism.
We fear the worst for our youth if it closes as there is nothing else like it locally and older teens have no interest in going to a swing park!
It is a young persons right to have a safe childhood where they are able to play, interact with their peers, learn self respect and build life long friendships. Most importantly keeping them off the streets and out of trouble.
Southwark Council have not yet made a decision but we must stand together and make them aware of the strength of feeling.
Please help us get this message to Southwark Council.
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