Safety concerns at Shepley playground
Jan 2 2010 Hudd Sat
GANGS of youths have been condemned for using a new adventure playground in Shepley.
Play equipment has been installed at Cliffe House Field Study Centre, Shepley, but is meant for use only by groups visiting the centre.
Now police have stepped up patrols in the area – and warned that some of the equipment may be dangerous, as installation has not yet been completed.
A spokesman said: “Local youths are entering the grounds in the evening and at weekends and using the new adventure playground equipment.
“The equipment is not for public use; it is on private land and has cost a huge amount of money to purchase and install.
“The equipment is also not yet fully operational, and staff are concerned that there may be an accident.”
Cliffe House is a council-run residential centre in a Grade 2 listed Victorian house, set in 15 acres of land.
The centre caters for up to 48 young people or adults with its core business being educational visits for schools.