Friday, 7 March 2008

Playgrounds get the butt end

Cigarette butts, scraps of aluminum foil, plastic bags, even the
occasional and highly unpleasant piece of canine excrement. Parents,
experts and city officials can agree on one point regarding
Barcelona's playgrounds for children: their level of cleanliness
leaves something to be desired.
Hannah, parent of a two-year-old girl and resident of La Ribera, says
that her neighbourhood has "plenty" of places for her daughter to play
but laments the fact they "get pretty grubby," adding that "people
treat them as vast bins and just toss their rubbish in". (Full story
in printed edition).