Parents express concern over condoms scattered across children’s playground in Cork 1 year ago

Parents express concern over condoms scattered across children’s playground in Cork

A number of parents claim condoms and condom wrappers were scattered across the playground in Bandon.

Parents in the town of Bandon in Cork have expressed concern about the discovery of used condoms and condom wrappers in a children’s playground in the town.

A letter written by a listener to C103 Cork, published on the station’s Facebook page on Tuesday, prompted Patricia Messinger to address the topic on her show, Cork Today, on Wednesday.

A number of listeners contacted the show to complain about the presence of used condoms and condom wrappers in the playground, with others remarking on the upkeep of the playground, its location close to the river Bandon and regular instances of anti-social behaviour.

The original letter which prompted the discussion read as follows:

Hi Patricia,

I am writing to tell you about what I came across today! My boyfriend my baby and me met our friends in Bandon today.

Our friends have a 2-year old and we decided we would go to the playground with our kids! When we got there, there was condom wrappers and condoms all over the playground!! And I mean not just a couple there was loads!

The playground was full of young children running around the place! It was disgusting! I couldn't believe it! We left straight away! Who is supposed to be in charge of the up keep of this playground? And better off who the hell would leave them around or do there (sic) business there in the first place!! Disgusted!

While some of the show’s listeners described the presence of used condoms and condom wrappers as “disgraceful” and “disgusting,” one response to the letter on the Facebook page read: “Parents need to accept kids are having sex and then they won't need to go to playgrounds. I'm glad condoms are being used! I'm disappointed they are not using a bin though."

You can listen to the discussion in full on the Cork Today show here.