Thursday 13 March 2008

It don't mean a thing, if you ain't got that swing!

I was really chuffed tonight to find that swings had finally been fitted at Helenslea Park in my ward.

I've been chasing up the case of the replacement swings since last summer when staff at the Helenslea Hall told me that the swings had been removed for safety issues, and they were waiting for replacements. I feel like I've been nagging for ages and I almost thought that they would never arrive, so I'm pleased to see some results at long last. Sometimes it's hard to see tangible physical results for the long hours I put in - I've actually pointed out to Joe some potholes I got fixed and some street lights I got upgraded - but this was particularly pleasing.

You might wonder why I appear to be hanging about on my own in this picture - the kids who were using the swings when I got there couldn't be in the picture without parental permission, so they were eventually persuaded to jump off for the few seconds it took to snap this photo. As soon as it was taken, they all raced back onto the swings!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Good nagging councillor. Very un-politician-like of you not to take the photo-op with some kids though... ah because you'd probably have to edit their faces out!