Outdoor facilities at parks in Erewash will be re-opening this Bank Holiday weekend

A number of outdoor facilities will be re-opening before the Bank Holiday weekend as people are expected to be spending more time out and about.

Thursday, 21st May 2020, 1:53 pm
Updated Thursday, 21st May 2020, 1:54 pm

From Saturday, May 23, onwards the following facilities will be open.

The public toilets at West Park in Long Eaton and Trent Lock, Sawley, the tennis Courts at West Park, Long Eaton and Rutland Sports Park, Ilkeston, multi-user game areas (enclosed courts used for ball games), skateparks, fixed table tennis tables, bowling greens and croquet at West Park, Long Eaton.

People can now stay outdoors for longer but must keep two metres apart from anyone they don’t live with.

The tennis Courts at Rutland Sports Park, Ilkeston will be re-opening
The tennis Courts at Rutland Sports Park, Ilkeston will be re-opening

Children’s play areas, areas including equipment such as swings and slides, outdoor gyms and the splash pad at West Park will remain closed until Government guidance changes.

Only season ticket holders of bowling clubs will be able to use the greens.

Tickets can be bought from the town halls between 10am and 3pm, with payment by card. Club houses will remain closed.

Coun Mike Wallis, lead member for culture and leisure at Erewash Borough Council, said: “We would ask everyone who is visiting the council’s parks and open spaces to maintain social distancing, keeping at least two metres away from each other.

“Signs at the entrances to West Park, Victoria Park, Rutland Sports Park and Straws Bridge will remind people to stay safe and maintain social distancing.”

Information about updates to council services can be found at erewash.gov.uk.