Councillor calls for playing field clean-up


A councillor has called for Princess Elizabeth Playing Fields in North Hull to be cleaned up.

Local Councillor Dave McCobb recently took Council managers to see the appalling condition of the playing fields first-hand.

Dave has been pressing the Council for action for a number of weeks and insisted on the site visit when the Council and the Council’s Leisure Company weren’t acting fast enough.

He tool officials from Hull City Council and HCAL to inspect the site. They have now agreed to organise a wide-scale clean-up of the site.

Dave said: “Following numerous complaints from residents I took managers from HCAL and the City Council to the playing fields with HCAL and City Council staff.

“They were as shocked as I was when I first saw the condition of the area along the footpath from Beckside Close into the park, around the former bowling greens, along the banks of the Beverley & Barmston drain and around the park in general.

“They agreed to undertake an urgent clean-up of the area, and to set up multi-way taskforce to try and ensure that general cleaning is improved and higher standards maintained.

“Whilst it may not happen overnight, it feels like a major step forward has been made. Whilst I was disappointed by the length of time it took to get action from the Council at first, I was encouraged by the response of the staff who met with me and I hope this now leads to a major improvement in standards.”


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