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Promenade Park - February Half Term - Covid Measures

Published on Wednesday, 10th February 2021

This February half term, Promenade Park, including the main car park (with limited Winter parking), will remain open to enable local residents to take their (socially distanced) exercise, whilst adhering to the rules.

It is clear that the ‘Stay at Home’ message and the recently installed additional signage in Promenade Park is having the desired effect.  Social distancing has greatly improved, and we would like to thank everyone for playing their part in this.

However, we would remind anyone who is thinking of visiting our District this half term holiday not to do so, and to stay local and take their exercise in line with the current rules

This February half term, Promenade Park, including the main car park (with limited Winter parking), will remain open to enable local residents to take their (socially distanced) exercise, whilst adhering to the rules.

The main play sites in Promenade Park will remain closed, as the risks still exist relating to transmission and the play sites create an environment in which transmission between people is increased.

The BMX track, skate park and model boating lake will remain open, but we would urge that social distancing is observed at all times in these areas.

We have decided not to close the Promenade Park Car Park, as this will simply move the traffic into the surrounding roads, which is unfair on the residents who live near the park.

Cllr Wendy Stamp, Leader of Maldon District Council, said; “I believe we have taken some sensible measures to try and reduce the numbers visiting the Promenade Park and these do appear to be working.

“The decision not to close the main car park will ensure that the surrounding roads do not suffer the inconvenience this would inevitably cause.

“I would urge any visitors thinking of travelling into our District this half term holiday not to do so, as they are putting the lives of our community at risk and we make no apology for protecting the health of our residents and helping the NHS to save lives.

“I would urge anyone who thinks that it acceptable to drive out of their local area for their exercise, to think again, Stay at Home, Protect the NHS and Save Lives”.

-ENDS-

Notes to editor

  • Only Promenade Park play sites will be closed
  • Toilets, BMX track, Skate Park and the model boating lake will remain open
  • There are lots of other local parks and open spaces across the District, many of which are on your doorstep and within walking distance – local parks and open spaces