William Eichler 05 July 2018

Council to ban bouncy castles after deaths

Council to ban bouncy castles after deaths image

Havant Borough Council has banned the use of bouncy castles on its land after an explosion killed a three-year-old girl in Norfolk.

Ava-May Littleboy suffered a fatal head injury when the inflatable trampoline she was playing on ‘exploded’ last Sunday.

Theresa May was asked during Prime Minister’s Questions to introduce a temporary ban.

Offering her condolences to Ava-May’s family, as well as to the family of Summer Grant who was killed two years ago in similar circumstances, Mrs May said: ‘If any findings emerge from the investigation then the necessary recommendations to improve safety will be shared.’

Havant council said they would implement a ban immediately.

‘The extreme high temperatures that are currently being experienced may have been a major contributory factor to the explosion, however we don't know this for certain,’ a council spokesperson said.

‘Until the cause of the explosion has been properly identified, it is not possible to manage this risk.

‘It has therefore been decided that until the reason for the explosion of the bouncy castle has been identified, such that the risk can be properly managed by the event organiser, Havant Borough Council will not permit the use of bouncy castles or inflatables at any events taking place on its land.’

‘The position will be reviewed once the outcome of the enquiry into the cause of the explosion of the bouncy castle is known,’ they added.

SIGN UP
For your free daily news bulletin
Highways jobs

Head of Looked After Children and Vulnerable Young People

Enfield London Borough Council
Up to £89,319
 This is an exciting opportunity to lead all the services that support Enfield’s children in care and care leavers. Enfield (City/Town), London (Greater)
Recuriter: Enfield London Borough Council

Head of Communities

Kirklees Metropolitan Council
to £61,751 (pay award pending)
We are looking for an innovative and knowledgeable senior professional to join our leadership team with strong experience of working in communities... Kirklees, West Yorkshire
Recuriter: Kirklees Metropolitan Council

Economic Development Officer (Town Centres)

North West Leicestershire District Council
Band F, £29,636 - £32,878 per annum
The Economic Development Officer (Town Centres) post forms part of the Council’s Business Focus team who provide help directly to businesses. Coalville, Leicestershire
Recuriter: North West Leicestershire District Council

Educational Psychologist

Camden London Borough Council
£44,131 - £53,34
The ideal candidates will have an excellent understanding of psychological frameworks and their application in... Camden, London (Greater)
Recuriter: Camden London Borough Council

Economic Development Officer

North West Leicestershire District Council
Band F, £29,636 - £32,878
Are you interested in a challenge and want to help shape the future of North West Leicestershire? Coalville, Leicestershire
Recuriter: North West Leicestershire District Council

Public Property

Latest issue - Public Property News

This issue of Public Property examines how how flexible workspaces can lead the way in regeneration for local authorities, Why local authority intervention is key to successful urban regeneration schemes and if the Government’s challenge of embracing beauty is an opportunity for communities.

The March issue also takes a closer look at Blackburn with Darwen Council's first digital health hub to help people gain control over health and care services.

Register for your free digital issue