Council worker verbally abused while closing a play area in Huntingdon

HEADQUARTERS: Huntingdonshire District Council's Pathfinder House

HEADQUARTERS: Huntingdonshire District Council's Pathfinder House - Credit: Archant

A member of staff from Huntingdonshire District Council (HDC) was verbally abused when closing a play area.

The incident happened in the Whaddons yesterday (April 2) when the worker asked someone to move on.

A spokesperson from HDC said: “Please respect workers who are just trying to do their job and keep people safe.

“Unfortunately, today a member of staff was met with verbal abuse when asking someone to move on.”

It comes as play areas across the district are temporarily closed due to the coronavirus outbreak.


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Cambridgeshire police said it was “very disappointing” to hear that their council colleague was met with verbal abuse.

A post on social media read: “The advice from the government not to use children’s play equipment is in place to keep everyone safe.

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“Further information about the advice can be found at www.gov.uk/government/publications/full-guidance-on-staying-at-home-and-away-from-others.

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