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Published on 25 March 2020


Play areas - closure

All our play areas, open-air exercise areas and equipment, Multi-Use Games Areas and the Skate Park are closed until further notice.

Our parks and green spaces will remain open for exercise, but gatherings will be dispersed. Visitors need to follow social distancing rules - stay two metres (6ft) away from other people.

More information is available at


Sheepmount Road and Hammond’s Pond car parks

Our parks and open spaces remain open and, in most cases, visitors are following social distancing rules. However the Police has asked us to discourage the use of the Sheepmount Road car park (daytime and overnight) and Hammond’s Pond car park (overnight) as there has been reports of anti-social behaviour. We have therefore taken steps to temporarily barrier off the road towards the Sheepmount (this is not required as the Sheepmount is closed) and will restrict access to Hammond’s Pond car park overnight. Pedestrian access will continue to be available at both sites.


Talkin Tarn - car park closure

With effect from Monday 30 March, the car park at Talkin Tarn is closed. Government advice is that daily exercise should not include travelling to a different area that in which you live - this should be done closer to home.

The Country Park remains open but is only accessible to those that can walk there. Please take your exercise safely, locally and without getting in your car.

The Talkin Tarn toilets and Tearoom remain closed to the public.


Facilities update

The Talkin Tarn Tearoom is closed until further notice. The site remains opens to visitors.

Hammond’s Pond café will not reopen as planned.


Allotment advice

To ensure our allotment sites can remain open and users are safe, please refer to the National Allotments Society guidelines.

Also follow government advice and if you have been advised to self-isolate, do not visit the allotment and stay at home.

National Allotments Society guidance in summary is as follows:

  • Keep hand sanitiser in your shed and wash your hands regularly.
  • Use hand sanitiser before opening and closing any gate locked.
  • Observe “Social Distancing” - Stay two metres (6ft) away from other people.
  • Do not share tools.
  • Minimise the contact with each other for example no handshakes.
  • Do not wash your hands in water troughs.
  • All communal facilities are closed.

Further advice from the Association can be found at the following link:

Any queries, please contact us by calling 01228 817200 or email [email protected] 

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