01:48PM, Friday 10 July 2015
Fences around a Windsor public space are there to stay despite complaints from a resident that they should be removed.
Fences around the pleasure gardens and Baths Island off Stovell Road were erected to deter visitors from entering the area via the leisure centre car park with barbecues.
Chris Potter of Vansittart Road said this just resulted in people going through the hedge, leaving a large whole.
With the banning of barbecues from all Windsor parks last year, Mr Potter said fences blocking previously used paths should now be removed and holes in the hedge repaired.
Kevin Mist, head of community services said the fences are still needed and will stay up.
He said the hole in the hedge would be looked at as part of the general grounds maintenance in the coming weeks as it is now 'hedge trimming season'.
Mr Mist said: "It is a very popular park and people are still bringing barbecues in.
"They were banned in 2014 and we don't think there will be any relaxation of that.
"There are four other entrances to the park and the fences are an attempt to restrict the number of people going through with barbecues.
"In terms of managing access to the park, the fences need to remain."
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