"CHILDREN could be locked out of almost 200 parks if Highland Council’s latest budget cuts go ahead.
The local authority has suggested closing two thirds of play facilities in the region, leaving fewer than 100 in an area the size of Belgium.
Senior councillors have said they can no longer afford to maintain old equipment and that some parks are unsafe so will need to be closed unless communities can take responsibility for them."
If these cuts get approval at the Highland Council budget meeting next month then Nairn would take its pro-rata share presumably and some bairns in town would be without their local play equipment.
Until recently it was hoped to expand play areas in the town, there is an organisation dedicated to raise funding for that and their Facebook page is here. It could be very sad indeed if we were to go backwards instead of forwards when it comes to play facilities for children. Surely our local councillors will vote against the measure.
More details in today's edition of the Inverness Courier.
Update: Murd Dunbar has posted a picture of the swings at Mill Road bereft of any seats or chains holding them. Away for repairs? Will there be any cash for that though?