A characteristic problem emailed to the three Haughton West ward councillors yesterday concerned Springfield Playing Field - the absence of football pitch markings meant that the Springfield team who play there, in the Northern Echo League, could be in real problems. Their next home fixture is on Saturday.
Fortunately, officers from StreetScene responded immediately, apologising for the oversight. The pitch markings will be in place for the next game.
On the subject of the playing field, we have been chasing the installation of CCTV, which has been dogged by legal problems (see Springfield Park CCTV on September 26). The latest update is that the wrangles should be resolved and the camera up within three weeks.