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During the first stage of engagement we asked you for your ideas and comments on how we can help support a diverse range of play opportunities for children of all ages and abilities in the City.
Overall, there was good support for the vision and direction of the Draft Children’s Play Action Plan with very strong support for the introduction of more nature based play. Most people were supportive of unfencing playspaces, providing it was appropriately located. However, some people were strongly opposed to unfencing playspaces and what we heard is that a balance is required with some playspaces in the City being fenced to ensure they remain accessible to all.
Most people were supportive of the idea of local play opportunities in the Squares, but raised concerns about what it would look like, with traditional coloured plastic play equipment not appropriate, but neither was the notion of pure nature play. There were also concerns about safety and fencing and the visual impact this would have on the Squares.
Consultation has concluded