In response to the letter from Mr McKie of Totland (CP, 05-03-21) regarding his playground plan.

We live adjacent to this playground and can't think of a worse use for it and are pleased that the council have refused this offer.

Read more: Here's what Iain McKie was proposing

Even though it is abandoned and locked, we have been disturbed by the repetitive thumping of a basketball and players shouting on and off throughout lockdown, on one occasion at 6am and several times in the evenings which disturbed our young grandchildren's bedtime.

I am also pretty sure that the people living opposite to the school on Weston Road would not welcome this idea either.

It would be more considerate in future for Mr McKie to check if his neighbours are supportive of his plans before approaching the council.

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