The story concerns a children’s playground in the Cotswolds. It’s been fenced off and declared out of bounds because some residents have complained that the equipment is too brightly coloured. Although it seems that the issue is more about the presence or proximity of the playground, rather than the colour. Offers to have it all re-painted in dark green, have been declined because not only is the playground too brightly coloured, but it’s too big.
Even the snow couldn't tone down the outrageously coloured kit in SW's garden.
My guess is that those who are complaining are the same people who bemoan the fact that children spend too much time glued to their computer screens. The problem with serial sourpusses is that they’re often shrink-wrapped in a little world of their own making, and it can be hell’s own job to break the seal. For them, nothing less than an underground, sound-proofed play area would suffice. Even then, they’d probably stipulate that it was painted in grey.