Lincoln Meade park area in disarray

2018-07-04 06:01
The swings which are broken and surrounded by unkempt grass.

The swings which are broken and surrounded by unkempt grass.

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WITH the school holidays in full swing, some parents from Lincoln Meade have been left totally lost as to what they are going to do in order to keep their children entertained with the local park in a completely disastrous state, leaving them with barely any options.

The park, situated on the corner of Grimthorpe Avenue, according to residents was once a well-kept place where children from the area could socialise and play with one another but it is now a shadow of its former self.

New to the area and looking for a place to keep his children entertained nearby, Percy Mngoma said that he had taken his children there recently only to find himself in complete disbelief that an area of this stature would have a park in such a bad state.

“I am very concerned with this area. The grass is overgrown, the swings are broken and there is filth present,” said a shocked Mngoma. Mngoma said that as the school holidays have begun, he wanted to be able to keep his children entertained and needed an area where his children could play. “Who do we talk to so we can get this issue sorted out, especially with schools closed our children want to play,” said Mngoma.

Long standing resident Bhavisha Keshav said that though the grass did sometimes get cut, it was not up to scratch. “They [municipality] do cut the grass sometimes but the park is still not child friendly.

My younger brother would love to ride his bike there but cannot because we can see that it is not safe,” said Keshav.

Municipal spokesperson Thobeka Mafumbatha said that this matter would be attended to.

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