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Council to reopen all car parks from today Thursday 14 May


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Car parks at Gedling Borough Council’s parks will reopen from tomorrow in response to updated Government guidance on exercising during the Coronavirus outbreak.

Car parks at Gedling Country Park, Arnot Hill Park and all other Gedling Borough Council-owned parks will open from Thursday 14 May following a change in the government’s guidance on the amount of exercise people can take and the partial relaxation of rules around driving to places to exercise.

Play areas at the parks will remain closed.

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The cafés at Gedling Country Park and Arnot Hill Park and public toilets at parks are set to open in coming days, once further hygiene arrangements have been put in place.


Visitors to the parks and open spaces must adhere to social distancing measures. The car parks have been closed since the end of March following the introduction of the lockdown measures.

Gedling Borough Council Deputy Leader, Councillor Michael Payne said:

“We are opening up car parks at our parks and open spaces to allow residents who cannot travel by foot to visit them, exercise and enjoy some fresh air. All visitors to the parks must adhere to social distancing measures, which have not changed. We are very conscious of the importance of exercise but we do not want to see the reproduction rate of this terrible virus go up, so please stay two metres apart from each other and take extra care when visiting the parks.”

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