Local people in Allendale are angry about the recent removal of the play equipment in Allenfields by Karbon Homes. In response, the Allen Valleys Labour Supporters Group decided to organise a petition demanding the renewal of the play equipment. The petition was launched at the Allendale May Fair and over 150 signatures were obtained. The petition was sent to Karbon Homes at the end of May.

A response from David Pye (Assistant Director Asset and Regeneration) of Karbon Homes has now been received.

‘Karbon Homes is carrying out a full review of all its play parks and play equipment by the end of March 2019, with this review intended to include the site at Allenfields. However, given the strength of feeling expressed locally, we have decided that we will explore with stakeholders the options for new equipment on the Allenfields site ahead of this timescale, including developing proposals for new equipment on this site.’

Local residents have been informed of Karbon Homes’ response via the Allendale Area Notices Facebook page and the Parish Council has been written to.