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24 March 2020

Play areas closed to protect people

Following the latest announcement from the Prime Minister (23 March 2020) to close all play areas, outdoor gyms and skate parks, all such areas in our council-owned parks will close from today (24 March).

 The parks and green open spaces will remain open for daily exercise we urge residents to stick to the latest government instructions. Social distancing guidelines must be followed.

These open areas can be used once daily by people on their own or with members of their household for a run, walk or a cycle.Groups of more than two people will be dispersed. People should keep at least two metres apart at all times.

Where we are unable to guarantee the safety of visitors, due to people not observing the strict social distancing requirements and play area equipment closures, we will have no other option but to report to the police, and ultimately close entire park sites.