Fully fence all South Wairarapa Playgrounds

Fully fence all South Wairarapa Playgrounds

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Natalie Dalziel started this petition to South Wairarapa District Council

This petition is to request the SWDC to fence the Greytown, Featherston, and Martinborough playgrounds. There is a growing community of young families in the Wairarapa but limited outdoor activities for young children outside of our community playgrounds. In an age where the use of technology is increasing, as is childhood obesity, it is more important than ever that children have safe places to play outside. We have 3 excellent playgrounds in South Wairarapa, however their use is limited due to them not being fully fenced. The Featherston playground is partially fenced, however children can still run into the public toilets and on to a busy road. The Martinborough playground has no fencing and children can access the road from all sides. The Greytown playground is also unfenced allowing the children access to the road and busy campground driveway. While young children are always supervised by caregivers while playing, they move very quickly and it is possible an accident may occur if the playgrounds remain unfenced. We also believe that fencing the playgrounds will help to foster relationships between local parents and therefore strengthen community bonds if parents are not distracted by constantly pulling children back from the edges of the playgrounds in case they venture onto the surrounding roads. We also have many visitors to South Wairarapa who take their children to our playgrounds and we would like to ensure they have a stress-free, enjoyable visit. Please support this petition to provide safe playgrounds for the children of South Wairarapa.

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