Battersea campaigns to save playground

Battersea residents will turn out in force today in the hope of saving their local playground. Battersea Park Adventure Playground will close for good this weekend, but campaigners will gather from 2pm this afternoon in the hope of garnering support for their cause.

Campaigners from Save Our Action Playgrounds have invited people to come down and 'attend the last hoorah!" The group proposes a Public-Private Adventure Playground Partnership, to be privately funded by the surrounding community and operate in collaboration with the Council.

Residents are upset about the closure as the staffed playground was a safe haven for youngsters in the area. It is not just Battersea Adventure Playground which faces the axe, but Kimber Rd and York Gardens playgrounds will also be closed and staffed play facilities lost.