KING George’s Playing Fields on Ingrave Road will be closed this coming Monday and Tuesday.

The closure is to allow for the delivery and installation of play grade wood chip to replace what was damaged by the recent weather.

The council’s chair of the community committee, Councillor Karen Chilvers, said “Unfortunately the severe rain we have experienced in the last few weeks has meant that the bark safety surfacing around the play equipment has either been degraded or washed away.

“The safety of children using the park is of the utmost importance to us and with that in mind, we urgently want to replace it.

“We sympathise that any closure of such a popular play area during the school holidays is not ideal but we are sure that parents will understand that safety comes first.”