Sinking ship slide ‘in bad taste’

By | April 20, 2012

Titanic bouncy castleA council has been criticised over the presence of an inflatable, sinking ship in one of its parks on the centenary of the sinking of the Titanic.The slide was among a number of facilities provided to entertain children in Lough Shore park on Sunday.UUP councillor Adrian Watson said a number of people had complained to him that the timing was in bad taste.Antrim Borough Council said it had been provided by a private contractor and no offence had been intended.Mr Watson said he had contacted the council about the issue after receiving several complaints from the public.He said: “They thought it was a wee bit in bad taste. It was fair criticism.”In a statement, the council said: “Over the last three years during the spring and summer at Antrim Lough Shore Park, children’s activities have been provided by a private contractor.”These include a miniature railway and various inflatables including a giant slide designed to replicate a ship.”Last weekend the children’s activities were operating as normal.”Neither the contractor nor the council intended this to cause offence to anyone.”

via BBC News – Sinking ship slide ‘in bad taste’.

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