Published on 15th May 2020

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Cheltenham Borough Council has re-opened some facilities in its parks and green spaces, in line with the latest government advice.

This includes ball courts (also known as MUGAs), skate and bike ramps. Clear signage will be displayed in all areas reiterating government rules on social distancing.

Please note that in line with government advice, children’s play areas and outdoor fitness stations will remain closed.

Councillor Chris Coleman, cabinet member for clean and green environment said:  ‘’The government has now removed the restriction of only one period of exercise per day, as such families will have greater opportunity to spend time across the wide range of parks and open spaces Cheltenham has to offer.  In line with the latest government advice, we are pleased to be able to open up some of our facilities such as ball courts and bike ramps, however we urge people to stay alert, socialise with their household or one other person only and respect social distancing measures.

‘’Children’s play areas remain closed and we will only consider re-opening them when advised to do so by central government.’’

As we all work together to reduce the spread of Covid-19 & protect our community we ask everyone who is visiting Cheltenham parks and open spaces to maintain social distancing, keeping at least 2m (6.5ft) from each other.  The council will continue to monitor the position.  We are in this together.

For more information about Cheltenham’s parks, visit the council’s website:

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