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Harlow Council issue statement on bouncy council collapse in Town Park

Communities / Thu 28th May 2015 at 03:05pm

By Jake Sanders

THREE children have been treated by paramedics after a bouncy castle collapsed at a fair in Harlow Town Park.

The three youngsters, one as young as three, were flattened as parents were forced to jump on and rescue their children.

The children were treated by paramedics with minor injuries after the giant blow-up collapsed.
The incident happened on Bank Holiday Monday and Harlow Council had said numerous improvements will be made to improve safety. First aiders, along with extra stewards have been recruited and will stay at the fair for the remainder of the week.

A council spokesman said yesterday (Wednesday): “The council has suggested several improvements to be made to the stewarding of the event, along with increasing the signage and moving some of the attractions to allow more space.”

It is understood that stewards were dealing with another incident when the collapse took place.

One report said that while the stewards were away, too many kids jumped on the castle, causing it to breakdown.

Event organisers Great Parndon Community Association spokesperson said: “We did check there were the right number of stewards but unfortunately there was an incident elsewhere and the stewards were called away.”

The Council takes health and safety matters extremely seriously and will be revisiting the site today to inspect the changes.

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