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Council run sports pavilions and changing facilities are closed

Council run sports pavilions and changing facilities are closed

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20 March 2020

Coronavirus: Sports pavilions and changing facilities closed

Due to the ongoing development of the Coronavirus all Council run sports pavilions and changing facilities will be closed with immediate effect. There will also be no new sports pitch bookings for football or cricket until further notice.

Executive Member for Streetscene, Cllr Simon Martin said: “In these unprecedented times, the Council needs to take steps to prioritise our most important services.

Therefore, it is likely that we will soon be unable to continue with the maintenance of sports pitches and bowling greens. We will endeavour to maintain a low level of maintenance to persevere the integrity of cricket wickets and bowling greens, but this may not be possible if the appropriate staff are unavailable.”

The council would encourage all clubs to avoid events and activities that encourage social interaction, particularly for those in higher risk groups (over 70, pregnant or with existing specific health conditions), and to also be mindful of the risk to staff and volunteers that fall into these higher risk groups.

For further Council updates and changes due to Coronavirus please visit the website at


For further information contact:

Customer Enquiries

Tel: 01329 236100

Media Enquiries

The Communications Team
Tel: 01329 824310
Fax: 01329 550576

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