Council plans to close 14 play areas
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Hertfordshire playgrounds could be turfed over due to cutbacks.

Playgrounds in Hertfordshire could be turfed over and turned into "green spaces" due to cutbacks.

North Hertfordshire District Council said its hands were tied as each play area cost on average £2,000 a year to maintain and, with safety inspections having to be carried out daily, it had become too expensive to run them all.

It currently looks after 47 play areas, so 33 would remain.

  • 07 Dec 2016