With warmer weather expected over the coming days, we are reminding residents that while our parks and open spaces remain open for use, they are asked to use these facilities responsibly, adhering to current government advice.
Cllr John Harrison, Executive Member for Culture, Delivery and Public Protection said:
“We understand that access to green spaces is important for our residents’ health and wellbeing, particularly during these difficult and unprecedented times.
“You should only be visiting green spaces for one form of exercise a day, for example a run, walk, or cycle – alone or with a member of your household. Where possible please start and finish your walks from home, using nearby greenspaces, and don’t travel unnecessarily. When exercising, you should remain two metres apart from others. We also ask that you respect any closures of facilities such as play areas, car parks and leisure and sports facilities, which are in place for our residents’ safety.
“We have received reports about people leaving bagged dog waste around some of our closed litter bins. Please take all waste home with you while these bins are closed, so this doesn’t spoil the enjoyment for other park users. This allows us to prioritise our resources to deliver essential services and to help those most vulnerable.”
A list of local parks, and how you can access these by foot or bike, can be found on our parks to visit web page.
If you are looking to visit your local park or open space, please refer to government advice about using green spaces.