I have written to Leeds City Council to urge the authority to do all it can to reopen local playgrounds.
The guidance and support from central Government about reopening playgrounds and parks has been poor. However, I am urging Leeds City Council to do everything in its power to urgently reopen our local parks.
There are 26 blocks of high-rise flats in Leeds West and thousands of homes without gardens. These playgrounds are vital in helping children let off steam and are a lifeline in terms of their physical and mental health wellbeing.
I hope Leeds City Council will act quickly and respond to the concerns of local parents to get local playgrounds safely reopened as swiftly as possible.