A petition has been launched to get a gate installed on Garratt Green.
Petitioner Libby D'Arcy says:
"Garratt Green is a lovely park used by families, sporting teams, schools
and the general surrounding community. It is surrounded by busy
through roads, a school and a children's playground. It is in the park
that you see young children learning to ride their bike, kicking a ball
with family and friends and general examples of family life. Recently
we have seen two children on separate occasions chase their ball out of
the park and onto Burntwood Lane - they are just being children. On one
occasion it was a very near miss and the car was only yards away from
knocking a young child down. We need a gate to stop this happening.
The children's playground within the park backs onto a busy road and is
gated, although the gate is easily opened by a toddler. Children often
open the gate to let themselves in and out of the area - meters away
from yet another busy through road. Please help us get a gate for the
park to prevent a fatality."
Thanks to Dan Watkins for the nudge.