Bid to make Fernhurst playground safer

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FERNHURST Parish Council is hoping to make a children’s playground safer by installing protective netting.

The council has just submitted plans to Chichester District Council to put safety netting around three sides of the playground on the Pavilion Recreation Ground on Fernhurst Green.

The parish council’s agent said despite having a 1.5-metre high fence, there had been several cases of cricket balls ‘oversailing’ the fence.

On one occasion a cricket ball landed in a child’s pushchair.

The parish council said luckily it had been empty at the time.