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Plea to keep safety signs in place

Picture of the Covid safety sign in place in the play area at The Walks.

Published: Friday, 21st August 2020

The borough council is issuing a plea to local residents not to remove or vandalise signs that have been placed in or near play areas to keep people safe during the coronavirus pandemic.

Cllr Elizabeth Nockolds, Deputy Leader of the Borough Council of King’s Lynn & West Norfolk and cabinet member for culture, heritage and health, said: “The public open space team have spent a lot of time getting over 80 play areas across west Norfolk safe to reopen and these Covid-19 play area safety signs are part of that effort.

“Tax payers ultimately foot the bill every time these have to be replaced. I have had reports of damage occurring in sites including Winfarthing Avenue, Kemp Road, Reffley, Queen Elizabeth Avenue and Howdale in Downham Market.

“It’s hugely disappointing that the signage, aimed at protecting people and keeping them safe, is being pulled out of the ground, twisted or disappearing completely. It is also disheartening for our public open space team who have worked so hard to get and keep play areas open. I ask people to please stop doing this and report if you see the signs being damaged.”

If anyone notices that a play area has had signs removed please report it to 

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