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Case 1 - Member of public requested to remove swing from allotment

Issue

A member of the public erected a swing for their children on an allotment that they rent from their parish council. They were requested by the parish council to remove the swing on the grounds of health and safety.

Panel decision

This is not a health and safety issue and there are no health and safety regulations which apply in a case like this. We advise the complainant to go back to the parish council and ask/challenge them to explain the real reasons behind their decision.

2020-10-26