Closure of Council-owned play areas and advice for using parks and open spaces

24 March 2020

Following the Government’s announcement last night Cheshire West and Chester Council has closed all its play areas.

Leader of the Council and Cabinet Member for Wellbeing, Councillor Louise Gittins said: “Following Government guidelines issued last night, we have closed all Council-owned play areas from today until further notice.

“Our parks and open spaces remain open for exercise once a day as advised, but visitors should follow social distancing advice and stay at least 2m (6ft) away from other people.  

“The Government has also stopped public gatherings of more than two people, except for members from the same household.  The police have powers to enforce this, including fines and dispersing gatherings of more than two people.  

“I hope our parks and open spaces will be used appropriately to provide much-needed fresh air for many people, as we all take the necessary action to help beat the Coronavirus.”

Discuss this article

Please see terms below before using this feature
Please be aware that the facility above is a Facebook service, posting your views will make some of your Facebook information visible to everyone (as with any Facebook activity).

The system administrators (VISAV Limited) monitor the content added. Any misuse or objectionable material should be reported to

The views expressed do not represent the views of the system administrators who are VISAV Limited, the Police, Neighbourhood Watch and other Information Provider using this service. The System Administrators make no guarantee, endorsement and accept no liability, regarding the discussion service above, including, but not limited to, its availability, accuracy, currency, content, quality or lack of objectionable or offensive content.

© 2021 Cheshire West and Chester. All rights reserved.