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  1. Following conversations with the local Police and in view of the recent events where parks have been inundated with visitors. 

    The lack of social distancing, overcrowding, large gatherings, the deliberate flouting of rules (tape, signage ripped off play equipment and play areas) in other local parks. 

    To try and protect our staff, residents, those who are clinically vulnerable who have shielded for ten weeks and continue to do so.  

    It has been resolved by the Parish Council that the park will remain closed to the public at this time. 

    However, gradual steps are being put in place to re-open first with schools. Provision has been made to allow the two local primary schools to use the park this will help enable them to achieve effective social distancing. 

    The Council hope the behaviour as seen on the media this last week, and in other local parks does not give rise to another spike so that further steps can be taken to safely open for all our residents. 

    We would like to thank the many residents of Sutton who have supported the decision to keep the park closed at this difficult time. 

    To be reviewed on a regular basis.


  2. Following the official Government guidance to help reduce the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), Sutton-in-Craven Park is temporarily closed. 

    Facilities instructed by Government to close include:-




    Play Areas/Play Equipment

    Bowling Green

    Multi Use Games Area

    Pitch and Putt

    Paddling Pool/Boating Lake

    Football Pitches

    With reference to the facilities above which have not been re-opened by the Governement and the 2 METRE SOCIAL DISTANCING RULE which cannot be maintained in the park due to the narrow paths.

    The welfare of park staff.

    The park will remain temporarily closed until further notice.