Playground Warning

Our handyman is urgently fixing a swing at the Mountfitchet Play area – the second such repair in the last 2 weeks. The first incident at Bentfield Green appeared to show the bolts on a swing had been deliberately loosened.

The Council undertakes full weekly inspections of all our equipment and our now increasing the frequency of inspections in light of this information.

We ask all visitors to our play areas to be vigilant and to report any damage to us by emailing 

If anyone sees anybody tampering with equipment please report this to the Police also. Essex Police have been notified of our concerns.