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Boy's playground campaign sparks political row

Ellis Press, 10, has been leading a campaign for a children's playground to be built in Barton on Sea, Hampshire. He even stood up at a New Milton Town Council meeting to argue for it.

Ellis and his family were part of a protest held by 100 parents and children over the issue. But opponents say Barton is mostly middle class and people can afford to have play equipment on their own land - they also say the playground would take up space where people walk their dogs.

The BBC's Phil Lavelle reports from Hampshire.

  • 21 Feb 2011
  • From the section UK
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