Bored kids will behave badly

I'm sorry that I come to this issue a little late '“ busy mums don't get as much time to keep up with local issues as retired residents, obviously.

Nonetheless, I could sit here and weep having read the recent opinions regarding the proposed playground at Goring Greensward.

Last summer, we enjoyed the greensward area very much with picnics, frisbee games and suppers by the sea, but I often commented on the lack of any facilities for children.

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No playground from Ferring to East Worthing, it is such a shame.

Yes, there are other beautiful parks and playgrounds in the Worthing area, but none by the sea.

How very, very sad that anyone could possibly object to a children's playground taking up a tiny percentage of this public space.

Fear of "yobbish behaviour" is no reason to deny young people stimulating facilities.

Surely, by not providing distractions for children we increase the risk of yobbish behaviour by ensuring that they are bored?

Why, why, why, must we always assume the worst?

Perhaps, residents of Goring, children behave as well or as badly as we expect them to.

Sue Marsh

Clifton Road


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