Swindon Council has funded work to knock down crumbling brick walls around an old play area between Crawford and Cottington Close in Freshbrook.
The bricks around raised beds have been removed leaving the existing shrubs in place on top of shaped earth banks.
The large granite block humps in the middle of the site have also been removed, leaving a tarmaced open space.
The play area was transferred from the parks department to the council housing department over ten years ago, but lack of maintenance meant the walls started to fall apart.
In August 2012 six year old Ayse Timur, pictured by Richard Wintle of Calyx, slipped and fell from the top of the wall and broke her arm.
Residents protested that the danger had to be sorted out immediately. After the accident grandmother Janice Oliver said she had emailed the council about the poor condition of the walls in 2011.
West Swindon Forum chairman Nick Martin who met residents on site with Freshbrook councillor Mick Bray last August, pictured below, said he was glad the work had been done. “It’s taken about two years to scrape together the money to make good what had become a dangerous situation. I hope the local youngsters will enjoy the larger open space now that the humps have gone, whilst the shrubs on banks will continue to protect the houses nearby.”
Freshbrook councillor Cindy Matthews said she was pleased that the space has been tidied up and dangerous features removed.