Protest planned for playpark anniversary

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Friends of Oban Community Playpark (FoOCP) are planning a peaceful protest to mark the one-year anniversary of the closure of the facility at Atlantis Leisure.

The park for five- to 15-year-olds has been closed since March 2018 after it failed a safety inspection because sections of flooring had become hazardous.

An event at the venue has been arranged to mark the passing of time and FoOCP are inviting supporters to join them on Saturday March 16 at 11am.

Lyndsay Elliott, chairwoman of FoOCP, told The Oban Times: ‘We acknowledge that Argyll and Bute Council is working towards a resolution, which we appreciate, but the progress is painfully slow.

‘We want to remind all those involved in finding a solution why the community raised more than £180,000 to build the big playpark in the first place.’

The group is also looking for  green-fingered volunteers to help with planting and weeding at the millennium garden over the year. A planning event will be held on Friday February 22 at 4.30pm at Atlantis.