Concerns over Cawston park plan

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People living in Cawston are fighting plans to build a second park in the area.

They say they already have problems with noisy youths who leave their litter behind and set off fireworks.

Lisa Thomas, of Joyce Way, said: “Cawston does not need another park.

“Every single household that surrounds this field has objected to having this park built. We already have two parks within five minutes so why another?”

She said there are problems with joy riders and young people getting drunk and having sex. “The last straw came when my eight year old son was riding his bike and came screaming back to tell us two people were having sex in the bushes,” added Mrs Thomas.

“A couple of months ago there was a joy rider around 3am, knocking over the bins and also the park bench

“This is just not acceptable behaviour,” added Mrs Thomas. We are a very tight knit community who all have small children. Putting the park in front of us will be the worst thing Rugby Borough Council could do.”

She said other concerns include increased police call outs and possible break ins.

Sean Lawson at Rugby Borough Council said: “We have done many consultations on the playground and the majority of the feedback has been very positive.

“There does just seem to be some objections from people living adjacent to the site.”

He said it will be a good focal point for the community, adding: “We are not sure when it will be built for sure yet.”