Council says parks 'maintained'
TWEED Shire Council have responded to a playground incident on Sunday by stating that all playgrounds in the Tweed are well maintained.
Seven-year-old Matthew Leahy was caught in a swing set in Carrie Englert Park when he sat on the seat the wrong way and had to be freed by fire and rescue officers.
A spokeswoman from the Tweed Shire Council said two officers are dedicated to park maintenance and follow a comprehensive inspection schedule.
“They check for faults or vandalism on council playgrounds and park assets,” she said.
The spokeswoman said council maintains 80 playgrounds and any defects are logged and dealt with promptly.
“The playground equipment in Carrie Englert Park is checked every three weeks and was checked recently,” she said.
“The cut in the seat must have occurred since the last inspection. These kinds of defects are often related to misuse.”
Matthew was checked by ambulance officers.