Residents urged to follow social distancing measures

19/11/2020, PR-9701

​Wakefield Council is urging residents visiting the district's parks to ensure they follow social distancing guidelines at all times.

Parks and country parks have remained open during the current national lockdown to support the important need for people to have the opportunity to exercise outdoors but it is essential that visitors stay two metres away from other people at all times.

The Council is also reminding people to only park in the car park when visiting Newmillerdam, as local residents are being adversely affected by people parking on the roads.

Cllr Maureen Cummings
Cllr Maureen Cummings

​Cllr Maureen Cummings, Wakefield Council's Cabinet Member for Environment, Communities and Poverty, said: "We actively encourage people to get out and enjoy the district's parks and stay healthy during the national lockdown.

"However, we must be responsible and follow social distancing measures, even when we are outside, in order to help control the spread of the virus, protect the NHS and save lives.

"Please also take into consideration local residents who live near our parks when visiting. If you turn up and there is nowhere to park, try somewhere else, we have 130 parks across the district for you to enjoy."

To find out more about the district's parks and green spaces, visit: www.wakefield.gov.uk/parks

People can also find details of local walks on the Wakefield Council website at http://www.wakefield.gov.uk/sport-health-and-leisure/sport-and-activities/walking