Mid Devon Council - Keep Headweir (oak) Park Open for our Kids!
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Headweir Road Park, or Oak Park as it has been known for years is facing closure despite people taking the time to object against this in a recent survey. Tufty Park at the other end of the town is also facing closure, which quite rightly also has a petition in place to try and keep it open.
The park has been well used for a number of years and is a great safe place for kids and families to enjoy, It has good space to run around and a decent selection of equipment, there is nothing fancy in there that takes too much upkeep and there cannot have been hardly any investment since the park was made, so why shut it now?
It is in the news every day that kids are not active enough and closing this park just gives another reason for kids not to be active or enjoy being outdoors playing and having fun.
I am never one to get involved in this sort of thing, but closing this park (and tufty) seems madness and for the sake of cutting the grass every so often and fixing a swing if it breaks the upkeep must be minimal.
Having grown up using the park myself and knowing that it is still well used the decision makers have obviously just ignored the feedback and made an assumption using a calculator rather than judging the impact it would have on the kids and families who enjoy using the park.
Cullompton keeps growing with loads of new houses with little infrastructure to support it. However it seems like anything that is well regarded in the town and has been in place for years is forgotten and written off as an expense not worth keeping.
This may do nothing to change the councils mind but it has to be worth a try. I think they have a meeting on the 17th December to sign off on the closure idea.
Please sign and share to try and keep this open for kids to enjoy and play in a safe environment away from busy roads.
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