Safety fears as cars 'drive on kids park'
A LLANDOVERY resident has launched a campaign for fencing around a play area to stop cars driving on it.
Eluned Jones, who lives in Dingat Terrace opposite Green Lodge play area, says a child could be knocked down.
She says cars are driving close to and even on the play area.
Now Eluned, with support from parents, residents and Llandovery Town Council, is calling for fences to be placed around it.
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The play area is surrounded by five access roads but has no fence.
Eluned said: "My concern is for the very young children who play there.
"Very often large vehicles take the incorrect turning from Broad Street and have to turn around near the play area – they are right beside it."
Eluned said she was dismayed to discover that a vehicle had actually driven onto the facility a few weeks ago.
"This is an accident waiting to happen," she added.
She said the two other parks in the area, Maes Glas and The Castle, both have perimeter fences to keep the children safe.
She said the park has been used regularly by families with toddlers and young children since it was refurbished more than two years ago.
"It is a popular and invaluable resource for young families in the area.
"It is ridiculous that there is a play area here with no fencing whatsoever. I think it is atrocious and there is going to be an accident there if something is not done soon," she said.
Jill Blud, Llandovery mayor, said the town council was supporting Eluned's campaign.
"The council is very concerned about this. We want to make it a safer place for children to play."