Neighbours of Petworth’s controversial new play park on Hampers Common say they have become the victims of antisocial behaviour.
Now Tracey Mawby has contacted Chichester District Council’s environmental health officers complaining the noise is making it impossible for her to work at home and ‘driving me to distraction’.
Writing to senior environmental health officer Steve Dommett she said she and her neighbours all agreed the park was a great facility for young children but supervising adults were leaving them to ‘run riot, screeching and causing so much racket’. She added: “Our quality of life is not good now the summer months are here.”
Tracey said the play park was also attracting antisocial behaviour from youths who congregated in the towers at night as well as litter.
Clerk to Petworth Town Council Rebecca Knifton said: “Ms Mawby has been responded to every time she has complained about anti-social behaviour and litter. The police have been informed and we also have instructed a new contractor as of the beginning of March who has been keeping Hampers Common immaculate. It goes without saying that as the summer kicks in, more people will use the common and litter does inevitably happen.”
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