I've finally (after waiting since May) got a reply from officers to my concerns about the play areas on the Ridgegrove Estate. I wrote concerned about the litter and dog mess there as well as the generally unkempt state of the areas and the lack of decent modern play facilities.
It has also been noted that someone decided to take away the soft landing mats and so the areas underneath swings have turned into a mud bath.
There will now be a formal audit of the play facilities in the area on October 8th and there should be action to put things right soon after.
I've asked officers if I can attend the audit meetings and will be chasing them to take action immediately after.
It's a great shame that action has taken this long to come, but action now is welcome nonetheless.