The dad of a five-year-old boy has called on leisure chiefs to up their game after his son gashed his leg in an Isleworth playground littered with glass and broken equipment.
Rob Kemp has had enough of the disgraceful state of the play area in St John's Park after his five-year-old son Stanley's accident on Tuesday, June 17.
Mr Kemp, 38, told the Chronicle: "I've lived in St John's Road for the past seven years and for almost five of those I've been taking my son to St John's Park. In that time I've noticed how the facilities for children have gradually declined into a state where they are not just shameful, but very dangerous.
"The play equipment is out of date and broken. My son cut his leg on a concrete train that is supposed to be there to play on but it is really just a block of concrete. For me, my son getting hurt is the final straw."
Rob contacted outgoing council leisure arm CIP but was told he will have to wait for the new contractors John Laing Integrated Services to take over before anything is done.
In the meantime he said he plans to travel to Richmond or Twickenham to find safer play areas, adding: "This isn't just inconvenient for me but it's hardly a good advert for a borough council that supposedly prides itself on its eco-friendly and child obesity combating initiatives."