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Roundwood Park - reinstall the water standpipe for public use

We the undersigned petition the council to Reinstall the water standpipe that was recently removed from Roundwood Park. The wider need for a source of water far is far greater than the inconvenience presented by one incident of children using it to fill up water balloons and having a water fight. The council's decision to remove a stand pipe which is relied on and frequently utilised by both the council (to maintain the green space) and public (to keep safe in the heat) due to a minor incident with children where nobody was hurt is not a proportionate response. If the behaviour of certain young people presents a problem, then it is incumbent on the staff employed to work in the park to resolve it by addressing the individuals in question. It is not an appropriate resolution to penalise everyone else by removing a water source due to a water balloon fight - this is unfair and disproportionate.

The wider need for a source of water far is far greater than the inconvenience presented by one incident of children using it to fill up water balloons. The council's decision to remove a stand pipe which is relied upon and frequently utilised by both the council (to maintain the green spaces) and the public (to keep safe in the heat) due to a minor incident with children where nobody was hurt is not a proportionate response.

If the behaviour of certain young people presents a problem, then it is incumbent on the staff employed to work in the park to resolve it by addressing the individuals in question. It is not an appropriate resolution to penalise everyone else by removing a water source due to a water balloon fight - this is unreasonable, unfair and disproportionate.

Started by: Nicola O'Brien

This ePetition runs from 20/07/2021 to 30/09/2021.

236 people have signed this ePetition.