I AM lucky enough to have a playing field opposite my house.

The week before the children broke up for the summer holidays, some men arrived and updated the slide area.

We were away the first week of the holidays, but on our return there was the new slide surrounded by fencing. It is now the last week of the summer holidays and said fencing is still surrounding the slide. Why? Could one of our councillors tell me the reason, please. The slide renewal was, it seems, at the wrong time since the children who would have used it are now returning to school. A whole six weeks of play wasted. Do we by any chance have any councillors with common sense? I am not alone in wondering.

Rita Crombleholme, Deramore Drive, Badger Hill, York.