Following a number of concerns raised by residents, Halewood Town Council will be locking the Hollies Road Play Area at 7.30pm each evening through to the end of August. There have been irregular locking up times for the Play Area recently and we appreciate the difficulties this has caused residents living in the immediate vicinity.
We hope 7.30pm provides enough opportunity for Halewood families with young children to enjoy the benefits of the Play Area. We know that 7.30, through informal discussions with parents/carers, is ample time for this purpose.
Residents have informed us that the Play Area is being used by older youths gathering in groups and this is the cause of their concern. We would ask parents with older children to remind them that gathering in large groups in the Play Area can often be intimidating for younger children, parents, residents and staff. We stand ready to work with other agencies to find creative solutions for the needs of our older children and teenagers in Halewood.
We will advise on the locking up time for September in a further post.