Friday, 20 October 2017

Couple fail to have tyre swing removed

A COUPLE who want a “noisy” tyre swing removed from the adventure playground in Henley have been told that no action will be taken

A COUPLE who want a “noisy” tyre swing removed from the adventure playground in Henley have been told that no action will be taken.

Andrew and Suzanne Yeates, whose home in Meadow Road is next door to the facility in Mill Meadows, have been campaigning for action since the playground was refurbished at a cost of £60,000 in 2009.

Mr Yeates told a meeting of the town council last week that the noise levels had increased and removing the tyre swing would be the best way to resolve the matter.

He said: “There is no doubt that it is this piece of equipment which causes regular bouts of high-pitched screaming and shouting from users as it rotates.” Mr Yeates said the couple had taken legal advice and were told that the 6.5m between their garden boundary and the playground could be a reason for another complaint.

The council considered the couple’s request but passed a motion that no further action be taken.

Town clerk Mike Kennedy said: “I have notified the residents of the council’s position and they have acknowledged my email.”

The Yeates declined to comment.

In 2009 a large nest swing was removed after complaints by the Yeates and other residents about noise nuisance.

Last September, the council banned use of the playground after 5pm in winter and 7pm in summer.

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