PLAY AREAS Amble Town Council has a small toddler play area off Phillip Drive which has a climbing frame and a spring ride. A weekly inspection and litter pick takes place and a through yearly safety check is made. The area will be repainted in Spring 2012 and it is hoped that everyone will look after it. Please report to the police anyone you see misusing the area- this can be anonymously- as replacing equipment is expensive- the small Spring Horse cost almost £1000. Paddlers playground- this area is still under discussion with Northumberland County Council who want your Council to take over responsibility but N.C.C. will not do any major refurbishment or improvements to the area. For this reason, we have not yet agreed to accept it so N.C.C. place a ‘Special Expenses’ charge on your Council tax to cover insurance and routine checks only- no money goes towards maintenance or replacement costs.