KCC decides to keep Kent country parks open despite concerns over 'social distancing'

Contributed by editor on Mar 24, 2020 - 12:30 PM

Kent County Council is keeping its nine country parks open despite concerns over social distancing which was highlighted by the media when fine weather enticed crowds to descend on holiday areas over the weekend.

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KCC has said keeping the parks open is in line with the latest guidance outlined by the Prime Minister on Monday evening, however the car parks will be closed.

A spokesman said: “We agree with the government view, that parks are an important community facility and can be the ideal venue for personal exercise.

“However, in an effort to keep the numbers manageable and to facilitate the required social distancing, we are closing our car parks. We will continue to welcome visitors who arrive on foot or on horseback.

“We will continue to monitor the number and behaviour of visitors to ensure that the government’s guidelines are adhered to.”

KCC Country Parks which will be open

Brockhill Country Park
Grove Ferry Picnic Site
Lullingstone Country Park
Manor Park Country Park
Pegwell Bay Country Park
Shorne Woods Country Park
Teston Bridge Country Park
Trosley Country Park
White Horse Wood Country Park  

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