Wandsworth council’s plans to start charging users of the Battersea Park Adventure playground have sparked outrage amongst local people. The scheme, due to start in October, would see weekend users paying £2.50 per child to enter the play area.
Opposition has come from local groups like Women of Wandsworth who have started a campaign – read more here, and an online petition is now available that runs until 4th June 2011. Other groups include Battersea Labour.
A council spokesman said: “”The difficult economic situation we face means we have to consider every aspect of the work we do and the services we provide. This fully staffed adventure play centre is a very popular but also very expensive facility to run”