Thornes Park to temporarily close for the General Election

30/05/2017, PR8567

Thornes Park Stadium

Thornes Park Athletics Stadium in Wakefield will be temporarily closed to host the counting of the district’s votes for the General Election on Wednesday 7, Thursday 8 and Friday 9 June.

Customers will be able to use the fitness studios until 12noon on Wednesday 7 June. The main hall will close at 11am and from 12noon the entire stadium will be closed until Friday 9 June at 3pm. The counting of the votes is not open to the public.

Aspire Fitness Scheme members can use Sun Lane Leisure Centre or any other council-run leisure facilities.

Parking at Thornes Park stadium car park will be restricted during the day and closed from 10am on Thursday 8 June. The closure will be supervised by security staff and entry to the car park will be by permit only.

Alternative parking facilities are available off Thornes Road next to the duck pond or on Denby Dale Road, off the roundabout.

The results will be made available on the Council’s website at

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