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Coronavirus: closure of play parks and public toilets

Andrew Gilbert

Andrew Gilbert

Posted on 26 March 2020

Following on from the Government directive regarding access to play areas, all Allerdale Borough Council owned or managed play areas are now closed

This applies to the following play areas:  

  • Hunter’s Drive, Seaton  
  • Recreation Ground, Flimby  
  • Camp Road, Maryport  
  • Ennerdale Road, Maryport  
  • Bellbrigg Lonning, Cockermouth  
  • Harris Park, Cockermouth  
  • Horse Close Skate Park, Hall Park, Workington   

If a play area does not appear in the list, it is not owned or managed by Allerdale Borough Council and is likely to be the responsibility of your local town or parish council or alternatively a housing association. Thank you for your patience and understanding during this time. 

Our parks and open spaces remain open for exercise, but we expect users to behave responsibly in line with government directives, in particular those around social distancing.  

Closure of the public toilets  
To reduce the risk of infection from coronavirus, and to allow staff to be redeployed onto other duties, the council has also closed all its public toilets in Aspatria, Allonby, Caldbeck, Maryport and Workington with immediate effect.