Leaflets are to be delivered to homes surrounding the Green on Saxons Heath as part of a new drive to dissuade children from playing football and ball games on the open space.
Some residents have raised concerns about disturbance, the risk to children chasing balls into the road, the safety of drivers and possible damaged to vehicles.
The council considered erecting signs to deter children playing games on the Green but it s difficult to enforce the instruction. It wants youngsters to use the new play area for football, cricket and basketball at Acklings or Bodkin s Field. Leaflets are to be sent to residents surrounding the Green outlining concerns about playing games there and urging parents to encourage their children to use Acklings or Bodkin s Field.