REGARDING the article on play areas (We are letting our kids down, Chronicle, January 15).
They are a good idea, properly fenced in, in the right location and supervised.
Play areas on doorsteps in front of blocks of flats, as suggested by Luke Kirton, are a nonstarter.
They would lead to arguments about noise, balls against walls, antisocial behaviour, people coming from outside etc.
The council and police would have all their time taken up with it.
The quote where Lindsey Hannigan suggests police officers directing youths on corners is too silly to believe.
They are for young children.
Elderly people in Layton Road are often calling the police to youths at night, who are drug taking and shouting.
We don't want the police directing them to play areas.
Councillors are supposed to have walked around in 2006, but they did not see much in Layton Road.
We have a huge play area, trees and mounds at the back of 53-55.
You enter between 53 and 38-46 Layton Road, or the corner of 52 Layton Road.
People passing through don't know it's there. They should get their facts right.
I bet Luke Kirton does not want play areas on his doorstep. Neither does anyone else.
There are enough play areas and parks for everyone.
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