Councillors are being asked to approve a prioritised list for refurbishment of play
areas in partnership with communities throughout the Western Isles.
Comhairle play areas not highlighted on the list below would be dismantled.
Where the site is managed by a community, they would be notified that it is their
sole responsibility for maintenance.
Where no ownership can be determined and it is not on on the list or the equipment
is in poor condition it will be removed.
Over the last two years, the comhairle has been working towards developing a sustainable
strategy for the play parks it maintains.
A sum of £100,000 is available for investment in the coming financial year.
Currently there are over 80 play areas throughout the Outer Hebrides, with the standards
and equipment at each varying widely.
These numbers include those traditionally built close to social housing and schools,
as well as those funded by local communities.
While budget cuts may mean fewer overall numbers of traditional play areas in the
Outer Hebrides, the comhairle said its aim is for its sustainable strategy to offer
the same level of opportunity for children’s play.