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We currently manage around 60 equipped, unsupervised play areas throughout the town.

Inspection and maintenance

All play equipment is inspected once a week to make sure that it is safe for continued use. Some “hotspot” play areas will also be visited at the weekend to clear any litter or glass from the site.

If we receive reports such as broken glass and damaged equipment between the scheduled visits, we will arrange for the play area to be visited within one working day of the report.

Each year all play areas receive an independent inspection to make sure that they meet the British and European safety standards.

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Repairs

Unfortunately, play equipment can become damaged.

Sometimes damaged play equipment can be repaired straight away. If this is not possible, the damaged item will be immobilised until it is possible to do the repair.

If the repair requires the replacement of a standard item that is held in stock (such as a swing seat), a repair will be carried out within two working days.

Repairs requiring a non-standard item will take longer as parts will have to be ordered from a supplier. In these cases, we will try to complete repairs within eight weeks.

Occasionally, an item of equipment will be so badly damaged that it will cost more to repair the item than it is reasonably worth. In this instance, the equipment will be removed.

Non-standard item will take longer as parts will have to be ordered from a supplier. In these cases, we will try to complete repairs within eight weeks.

Occasionally, an item of equipment will be so badly damaged that it will cost more to repair the item than it is reasonably worth. In this instance, the equipment will be removed.

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Grounds Maintenance

Stevenage Borough Council

Daneshill House

Stevenage

Herts

SG1 1HN

depot.reception@stevenage.gov.uk

01438 242323

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