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Bristol's tallest swings are beyond repair

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Bristol's tallest swing set will soon disappear after being declared beyond repair.

The swings in Greville Smyth Park in Ashton have been there since the 1960s and Bristol City Council inspectors say they are falling apart.

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The council has said that there is no money for a replacement so local residents are planning to fundraise for a new facility.

Local councillor Celia Phipps is a member of the Friends of Greville Smyth Park and hopes everyone will come together to fund a replacement.

Parents in the park told ITV News West Country that they don't want to see the swings go as they are so popular with their children.

I think it is a real shame. We come down here with our boy regularly and the swings are part of why we come. It will be a loss.

– Parent at Greville Smyth Park

I don't want to see these swings go, and if they do have to go because they are dangerous, it would be really good to see them being replaced.

– Parent at Greville Smyth Park
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