The playground equipment at Audenshaw’s Shepley Wood Park was getting a little old, so it was dismantled and town officials promised it would be replaced with new, updated facilities. However, funding was pulled, so the playground equipment was replaced by a brick wall, you know, for children to “kick a ball against,” as member of Tameside council Kevin Welsh explained. He doesn’t seem to be an evil fella, though:
“We would have liked nothing more than to create a play area at Shepley Wood Park.
There was a project in place but the money was taken from us by the Coalition government which first froze Playbuilder funding and then slashed it.”
What Welsh forgot to mention was the multiple uses of the brick wall, as one can paddle a ball against it as well!
(via Manchester Evening News)