Please Play Safely

A concerned resident of the village has requested that parents remind their children that playing by the Papana Water, when it is as high and fast flowing as it is at the moment, is potentially dangerous. Yesterday, they witnessed a child playing by clinging onto a structure overhanging the burn from which they could easily have fallen in and been swept away.

Also, the state of the old building on the land on the south side of the burn (in the Apple Tree/Linden Cottage/Africa area) but accessed via the bridge beside Juniper Cottage is very poor with a partial collapse of the roof having occurred last year. It would also be wise for parents to ensure children do not attempt to enter or play near to that building.