Kingston Council need do to better, and make play fair!
Every child has an equal right to play, yet many disabled children cannot enjoy their local playgrounds.
Many of Kingston’s playgrounds were not designed with disabled children in mind.
There a few local examples of accessible roundabouts and swings, but most fall far short of what can be achieved or considered truly inclusive, and a number of our playgrounds have fallen into disrepair.
A lack of inclusive and accessible playground equipment
Inaccessible, and uneven pathways and tight spaces
A lack of accessible toilet and changing facilities
The council must appoint a Disability Champion as soon as possible, who understands what can be done to make our local playgrounds inclusive.
As families with disabled children face rising costs of living, the need for free, inclusive playgrounds becomes more important than ever.
Join us in supporting the call for the Government to set up an Inclusive Playground Fund and sign the open letter to the Secretary of State for Levelling Up.
Photos: Surbiton, Balaclava Park. Swing removed (reported by Labour member) due to damage. Uneven Surfaces. Sandpit area in disrepair.
Blagdon Road Recreation Ground, New Malden. No Inclusive play equipment, damaged tarmac.