HC Deb 02 March 1936 vol 309 c988

asked the First Commissioner of Works in what royal parks and other public places paddling enclosures and pools have been provided for children; at what dates such enclosures or pools are opened for use and at what dates they are closed; in what royal parks and other public places sandpits, swings, and other amusements are provided; and between what hours every day are such amusements available to children?


In view of the length of the answer to the hon. Member's question, I will, with his permission, circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Following is the answer:

There are paddling enclosures and pools for children in the following royal parks:—

Regent's Park, Greenwich Park.—

Open during summer months.

St. James's Park.—A temporary paddling enclosure is formed during summer school holidays; it is also available on Saturdays only, after summer school holidays until 30th September.

Richmond and Bushy Parks.—Children are permitted to paddle in certain ponds. No seasonal restrictions.

Hyde Park.—Serpentine enclosure: 1 p.m. —6 p.m., Saturdays and summer holidays; 4.30–6 p.m., Mondays to Fridays during summer.

Sandpits, swings and other similar types of amusement for children are provided as follow:

Regent's Park, St. James's Park, Bushy Park, Victoria Tower Gardens.—From opening hour of park until about 30 minutes before closing time.

Kensington Gardens.—From 9 a.m. until about 30 minutes before closing time.

Greenwich Park.—From about 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. according to hours of daylight. On Sundays from 2 p.m.

Holyrood Park.—Hours of daylight, except Sundays. (Under the control of the Edinburgh Corporation.)