Shaftesbury Mum Urges Persimmon To Improve Unappealing Playpark

A mum from The Maltings says she is disappointed by the uninspiring new play park installed on Maple Road.

Bernice Wright says she was promised play facilities during the sales pitch that encouraged her to buy her family home four years ago.

The new Maple Road playpark

Shaftesbury’s mayor, Andy Hollingshead, explains that playparks are categorised according to their facilities. This new play area appears to be more basic than had been expected.

Andy says Dorset Council and the developer need to resolve this matter. Both Dorset Council and Persimmon have issued statements in response to Alfred, as you’ll hear.