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Joined 12-02-2007
Posted on Sunday, 29 July, 2007 - 01:18 pm:   

We live on a house on Trilby Road that backs onto the flats on Sunderland Road and we have had several problems with children playing ball games against our back fence, even though there is a council sign which says 'NO BALL GAMES'. Over the past few weeks we have had balls come into our back garden and smash plant plots and even smash a dinner plate as we were enjoying our dinner outside on one of the few recent summer days!. We have tried asking them many times not to play in that area but it is obviously an ideal place to play games and while I am more than happy to see kids outside playing, I am worried that there will be a more serious accident and someone will get hurt, as we often have our 6 month year old neice over, who enjoys our back garden and are worried that she will get hit by a ball coming over the fence or a window will get smashed.

I would love the children to have a more suitable place to play or if some goal posts can be set up in an area that would not impact so much on the residents whose gardens back onto the flats.

Does anyone have any ideas or know of a contact in the council that I can mention this to?

Many thanks
Joined 30-03-2005
Posted on Sunday, 29 July, 2007 - 02:47 pm:   

I often pass these children on the way to the railway station. I think the problem may be a lack of a high fence to retain the balls.
I suggest you contact Councillor John Paschoud who has an email addres:
This is not his Council email address.

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