Children’s Playgrounds

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 11:00 am on 21st March 2018.

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Photo of Chris Leslie Chris Leslie Labour/Co-operative, Nottingham East 11:00 am, 21st March 2018

I beg to move,

That this House
has considered the provision of children's playgrounds.

Looking at the weather outside, I am sure hon. Members will have noticed that spring has now arrived, or is at least a little closer. Parents across the country are now hoping that they can finally get their children outdoors to run around and go to parks with friends, and to burn off some energy on the weekends and in the fantastic lighter evenings, in their local playgrounds, which is the topic of this debate. I am very grateful to have the opportunity to talk about this subject today.

Times are quite tough, as we know, and resources are squeezed. I want to raise in the debate today the pressures on the availability of local outdoor spaces and playground areas, which are declining at an alarming rate.