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Callous thieves target children’s play equipment in Braunstone Town play areas

Play equipment compositePlay equipment worth thousands of pounds has been stolen from two parks in Braunstone Town over one weekend in June.

The play area in Mossdale Meadows, Kingsway and Franklin Park, Welcome Avenue were targeted by thieves between Saturday 13 June and Monday 15 June.

Swings and a slide were stolen from Mossdale Meadows and a slide was stolen from Franklin Park.

Anyone knowing anything about these incidents or witnessed anything that may relate to the thefts, local police need to speak to you.

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Local beat officer, PC 4451 Sonja Freeston, said:

“This was a callous crime which has left many children without play equipment, these types of crimes have a knock on effect on the local community and we need to find the people responsible.”

Leader of Braunstone Town Council, Councillor Nick Brown, said:

“This was a thoughtless and selfish act, which not only deprived families and children of valued and well-used community play equipment but also put the safety of young children at risk. I urge anyone who knows or saw anything, which may help in identifying the culprits, even if it at first appeared to be normal, to contact the police”.

Climbing fame



Infant swing

Anyone with any information is asked to contact PC Freeston on 101.

If you have information in response to this appeal please contact us on 101. You can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. Your personal details won’t be taken, information isn’t traced or recorded and you will not be required to go to court.

Orienteering …but not as you know it!

Xplorer Isabella  ..."I get lots of exercise"
Xplorer Isabella …”I get lots of exercise”

Young Blaby district residents have been exploring their local parks, looking for clues and completing challenges.

It’s all part of Xplorer, a free outdoor navigational challenge for the whole family to enjoy, involving a healthy mix of physical activity and decision making.

Using a simple map of the park the aim is to find the points marked on the map and write down the name of the secret animal or colour.

Isabella MacSwiney, aged 5, took part in Xplorer last Saturday at Fosse Meadows and said of Xplorer:

“I like it because I can find the animal cards by myself and I get lots of exercise.”

Hannah Bestwick, Community Physical Activity Development Officer at Blaby District Council, said:

“[It’s] a great way to get families more active whilst making the most of the district’s attractive green spaces.”

Xplorer is taking place every weekend over the summer at parks including Fosse Meadows, Bouskell Park, Mossdale Meadows and Glen Parva Nature Reserve.

The next one is Saturday May 25 at Bouskell Park, 10.30 – 11.30am.

For more information including a list of all the challenges taking place visit www.sportblaby.org.uk/activities-in-blaby.html