Apologies for park problems which will be addressed

WITH reference to the letter by Linda Parker (News Guardian, September 8), appertaining to the plight she and her 89-year-old mother experienced at our fifth annual summer ‘Dogs Oscars’ on September 3.

May we extend our deepest apologies for any inconvenience caused.

This was totally unintended and an unfortunate consequence of the event being relocated due to the new play area taking up previously used space.

We concede that this year, in the light of the massive regeneration programme which the park is undergoing, we got it wrong.

This park, like so many other old Victorian parks, is in desperate need of upkeep of potholes etc and simultaneously being brought into the 21st century.

We are grateful to readers for highlighting the problems that the paths in the park cause because of their steepness and unevenness.

The park is currently undergoing a massive regeneration with National Heritage Lottery funding and this very issue about the problems with the paths is going to be addressed so you and your mother can continue to enjoy future events in the park.

MR J J HOOD

Joint secretary

Friends of Wallsend Parks