Cannock Chase Council will be locking car parks located next to parks until further notice, from tomorrow (Friday 27 March).
Following reports of members of the public congregating in Council owned public spaces, we have taken to decision to close the gates to car parks at Cannock Park, Cannock Stadium, Hednesford Park, Heath Hayes Park, Elmore Park, Ravenhill Park (Armitage Road only), Hazelslade Nature Reserve and Castle Ring.
We hope this will discourage members of the public and ensure they comply with the guidance from the Government on social distancing. The guidance states that you should keep at least 2 metres away from any other member of the public.
Mike Edmonds, Head of Environment and Healthy Lifestyles said “During this difficult period the car parks will close to discourage car travel to the parks or visiting in groups. All our parks will continue to have pedestrian access to enable our residents to exercise in line with government guidelines.”
All the car parks listed above will be closed until further notice from 4pm tomorrow, Friday 27 March.