Hot on the heels of the news Hammersmith and Fulham Council has introduced a yearly license fee for Personal Trainers wanting to use its parks for business, Wandsworth Council (also in London) has announced it will charge children to use playgrounds.
Council chiefs claim they’ve been forced to introduce the £2.50 a head levy to use an adventure playground area in Battersea Park because of Government cuts. The weekend-only pay-to-play scheme will start in October this year.
A report in the Daily Mirror states that nearly 12,700 children live in the borough, nearly a third in poverty. It also reports the borough has a higher than average rate of child obesity. Click here to read more >