Lack of independence in high ropes enquiry queried

Local Liberal Democrat councillor Malcolm Cowan has queried the apparent lack of any external element to the enquiry into the high ropes accident at Stanborough Park.

"The Health and Safety Executive must have their own reasons for neither running nor taking part in an enquiry, but their presence would have provided reassurance to residents. During the months that have passed since the tragic accident there has been ample time to bring in someone independent, but that has not happened. That does seem odd.

"Councillors such as myself have just had one basic information note directly after the accident, nothing since. I am learning more from the Welwyn and Hatfield Times than from the council itself - that cannot be right.

"After Finesse's problems at KGV, including the £200,000 wasted on unused 3G soccer pitches, questions must inevitably arise about their ability to manage these projects."

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