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Sculpture risk alert

Posted on August 30 2019 at 10:45:47

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A memorial sculpture at The Meadows in Alvechurch could pose a risk to small children, a safety expert has warned.

The “love lock” tree (right) forms part of the Finlay Church Memorial Garden at the entrance to the park.

Alvechurch Parish Council, which owns The Meadows, heard that a RoSPA assessment had reported a “moderate risk” from the prongs at a low height.

“The issue was appreciated by the family,” said parish chairman Marc Worrall. “We suggested putting a barrier in place to prevent children running into the low part of the tree.”

He said the family had offered to pay for the barrier, but the parish was hoping the county council may be able to carry out the work and there would be no cost to the family.

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