Helix Park kiddies’ roundabout ‘took months to repair’

A piece of play equipment in Falkirk Council area’s most high profile play park was out of action for months - possibly since before Easter - because of a mechanical fault.

By The Newsroom
Friday, 19th July 2019, 4:42 pm
This wheelchair-accessible roundabout at a disability-friendly park in Harestanes works in a similar way to the one in Helix Park.
This wheelchair-accessible roundabout at a disability-friendly park in Harestanes works in a similar way to the one in Helix Park.

The roundabout is wheelchair-accessible - the only one in the park - and is particularly important to children who can’t otherwise use the facilities most take for granted.

A parent who contacted Falkirk Herald just before it was fixed said it was difficult to explain to a child just why it was out of action for so long,

She found it hard to understand herself, as the roundabout had been out of action since before Easter.

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However Helix Park duty team leader Alan Hunter said the problem has now finally been fixed.

“We were set on getting everything ready for summer, but it did take a long time to get the replacement part for this wheelchair-accessible carousel from the manufacturer in Germany ... but we’re all good now.”