Car park closures at district’s parks

06/04/2020, PR-9370

Wakefield Council is reminding residents that car parks are closed at parks and country parks across the district, to reduce people making unnecessary car journeys.

The Government advice is that people stay local and use open spaces near to their home when exercising, and to not travel unnecessarily.

The car parks will remain closed until further notice.

Wakefield Council's Acting Chief Executive, Andrew Balchin, said: "It is essential that we all follow the Government measures, and seize this opportunity to help save lives. We ask everyone for their support to adhere to the car park closures.

"Pedestrian access to all parks and country parks will remain open so people can still access on foot, bicycle and mobility scooters but we urge everyone to still maintain the social distancing we all need to follow. Please don't put yourselves and others at risk. Social distancing will save lives."

The Government has been really clear that people must stay at home. People should only leave the house for very limited purposes, shopping for basic necessities, any medical need, one form of exercise a day - alone or with members of their household and should only be travelling for work purposes. When people leave the house for these reasons they must be two metres apart from anyone outside their household.

People can find details of local walks on the Wakefield Council website at to help avoid the need to travel to parks.

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