- Cardiff Council Chief Executive
- United Kingdom
Ely Play Centre also affectionately known as ‘The Rec’ is a free service provided by Cardiff Council, which is run by Children’s Play Services. This service, allows children and young people to play, socialize and develop their skills in a safe and friendly environment, supervised by qualified and experienced staff.
Cardiff Council is threatening to shut down the service on the 1st of April 2016, unless another organisation will take over the running of the service. The Centre will shut on the 1st of April for good! There are over 600 children and young people registered to Ely Play Centre and these children will be condemned to the streets as there are limited safe play spaces in the community.
The children of Ely and Cardiff do not deserve to be treated like this and it will be detrimental to their well being and the wider community for the future. Cardiff Council hasn’t tried hard enough to safeguard what is an incredibly positive service, which brought a rise in Council Tax in April 2014 to fund this service. Now they are washing their hands of all responsibility, this is a massive injustice to all.
Please show your support to Ely Play Centre and Children’s Play Services by signing this petition and lets try and keep the children safe in our community! Thank You.
We, the undersigned, call on Cardiff Council to keep Ely Play Centre and Children's Play Services open and fully operational.
The Save the Rec from Closure petition to Cardiff Council Chief Executive was written by Lynda Sullivan and is in the category Children's Rights at GoPetition.