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The Northern Territory news Tue 6 May 2014



The Northern Territory news Tue 6 May 2014

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" .- .. :: _...., 't+ J.~ ~~~~ - Tl.IESDAY MAY 6 2014 This pclr-~~ just too~ hot to , :-:hlndlev:_swing into action Witll DAMO MccitRfNEv l\.i~d som,ething fixe<J? ~. ca11oamoonag4497so, . email;_ thefixer@nttiew_s-.i::om.a!J or follow ontwltter@NTNfheFb~er "You can't sit THERE'S something quite , mournful abqut a swing missing from a children's playground. It's almost as sad as a playground that <;an't be used for fear of burnt bums '"and . on them unless. " you bring a towel or have heavy-duty , ,.. scorched skin. - In the Palmerston suburb of Gray, there is a lovely park on . Dunbar'St. "" The patk is home tQ' some inviting play equipment where rhino skin" little tykes can cii.mb and slide a lack of shade is huning the" and build castles - that fs until playground intO a ghost town . the sun hits the piastic;: and durj.ng.the day. steel playground and it be- . 1 "Theplay equ.tpment gets so_ . comes scorching hot. h9t you ca,h't .usejt," Kelly said. " And when tlJ.eplayground is l'My one-year-old loves the 'cool enough to use, op.ly one park ot we can only go there . child at a time can enjoy the up to 10 in tbe moming and J,Jeedom of sw:inging as one of then you have to wait until the sWfil.gs is missing from-the about 5.30 or 6 at night for it to . swing set . <' - <wol dowh. My son .can't touch L<ical<" resident Kelly said: the play equipment Ql: go on she noticed tne swing was tbe . slide befween those hours missmg more tl).an .a month because it will burn hi.Ip." ago and nothing has been done Kelly said the council re . to replace it. - cently installed benches for1 "Someone obviously want~ parents to use, a lovely gesture ed that swing more than that th;i.t was greatly appreciated, local comitl,unity but it' makes but the la.Gk -of shade made, you wonder how they got it them unusable as well. off," she said. ,, "The seats are st~el and "All the kids use the swing they're in the blazing sun all set so Ws a shame only one of qay so they're too hot to..use. 'them can use it at a t@e now." . "It's great that.they installed - Kelly often ffequents the _the seats, don't get me wrong, . P'!Lk w\th h~r one~year-old son but you can't sit on them unless and said the_ playgro_und wa,s you Bring a towel or havg - popular witlllocal families. heavy-dufy rhino skin. Some"There was even a kidQ.ies' _one eveQ.dl:agged ~11 olg swing party there on Saturday with set frame over to one of the about 50 people;" she said: benches and covered. it in "But they were gone by snade clQtlf to cre~te some noon, which iSno surprise!' shade, bt-that didn't l;i.st long." . It tt:ns - out tbe mi~sing Empty playgt9unds make swing isn't the. only problem - the Fixer sad, so get it fixed. Time to crack whip, ANDsticking with Dunbar. St in Gray, the.fo.otpath thatrns past the aforementioned play-. ground looks like it bas seen better days. One section_ of the patb is cracked, . with <;l piece missing . altogether. _ GET IT FIXED I WHAT: A c;rac;ked and brok~fl footpath .along - ounbar St-i11 Gray.. . WHO'S RESPONSIBLE: Palmerston councn Qi~ reetor bf Tedinical Servi ces Mark Spangler CONTACT: 8935 9951 It looks like s9rr11~0ne has parked something heavy on . the.,.. concrete path, which has caused the-footpath to buckle . under the pressure. ~ A J oc'lil. resident said the . path '!~;id peey bro.ken for mofiths, )lethaps even years, without any sign of repair. work being done. ing prams and little kids on scooters and bikes. Get it fixed. WHAT: A park in Gray is missing shade a-rid a swing s$t. which has resulted in sacl, solo swingif'lg and burnt oums oi'l Hie slide arid i:h{ffietal park benenes. WHO'S RESPQNSIBLE: P<!lrn~rston co\,Jnt;il dir~c;tr ofJ(:!clinica! 'Servic~s Mark Spangler CONTACT: 8935 99~1 -This big crack is a tripping hazard for locals using.-: the park, especially paren~ push- This footpath in Di.mbar St, Gray, -h;ts been cracked and broken for m~mths ............ .. .. - WALL OF FAME WHA"!: A bust~d fOot~ath an Kn!,Jekey St, Dcirwin Cify causd by tre~ toots. WHO'S RESPONSIBLE; Dai-win city coun~[I general manager fgr infrastructure . buc;:_cio Cen;;aielli. CONTACT: 8930 0581 , ? . _NTfllQJWl!".1A zYl ' ... / + ,) .~ ~ ..,. ., . --- ' .. ---------- -

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