North Street Playground, Ventnor.

A Ventnor playground has been stripped of some of its equipment – and it won’t be returning.

The Isle of Wight Council, which owns North Street playground, says the swings are ‘beyond repair’ and will not be replaced.

However there is hope for the bouncy ride, which the local authority says can be fixed and will be back in place ‘as soon as possible’.

The stripping of the playground comes after the council carried out an equipment risk assessment.

A spokesperson for the Isle of Wight Council said:

“North Street is an IW Council playground. We risk assess all playground equipment regularly and where wear and tear is identified we either repair, if possible, or remove the equipment on safety grounds.”