Coopers Edge kids frustrated by play area delay

Families in a Gloucestershire housing estate are campaigning for a developer to build a promised play area.

A second play area, skate park and multi-use games area were promised for Coopers Edge at Brockworth but, two years on, the work remains unfinished.

Josh Garrett, 11, said: "We're not allowed to leave Coopers Edge because of safety so we need to have something local so everybody can go there."

Project manager WYG has said the facilities will be ready in August.

The Coopers Edge Community Group says the developer was meant to complete the work in 2011, but this has been denied by the WYG.

'Wriggle'

A second deadline, according to the group, was made for 19 July 2013. WYG has also denied this.

A spokesman for WYG, said: "Work on these superb new play facilities has been going to programme and, as long as the contractors are not hindered by any external factors beyond their control like unsuitable weather, we look forward to handing the play zones over to the children and parents of Coopers Edge in the first weekend of August."

So far, only one park designed for under 10s has been built in line with the planning agreement.

Richard Stanley, from the group, said: "Coopers Edge really is a great place to live and I wouldn't want people to think we live in a terrible place.

"But we are a strong community and we aren't going to get walked all over - every time the developers have tried to wriggle out of something, we've held them to account."

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