I’M writing in regards to the article about a boy who while sledging in Elmdon Park hit a sign and broke his leg.
What are the council doing placing signposts at the bottom of a hill which is notorious for sledging when it snows? While there myself I witnessed three young girls on a homemade sledge smash side on into a small metal sign post at the bottom of the hill, where the air raid shelter is, each of them bashing their heads on it, leaving them in tears. Most likely this is the same post where the boy broke his leg. Luckily they weren’t going fast enough to sustain serious injury and managed to walk away.
The other post which causes concern is a wooden signpost in the same area, can I suggest that these should be removed to prevent any more serious injuries in the years to come. The health and safety bods at the council may look on this letter in a different light, and plant more trees on the hill to prevent sledging, ruining what is great fun for all the family. Commonsense should have been used in the first place and the signs should have been erected elsewhere!