District council shuts East Devon skate parks and multi-use games areas under second national lockdown

Skate parks and multi-use games areas in East Devon have been shut until Thursday, December 3, under national Covid-19 lockdown restrictions.

Whitehall and Sport England guidelines have seen facilities in Exmouth, Honiton, Budleigh Salterton, Ottery St Mary, Seaton and Axminster temporarily closed.

Councillor Geoff Jung, coast, countryside and environment portfolio holder for East Devon District Council, said: “I appreciate that users of our skate parks and multi-use game areas will be disappointed, but the safety of our residents is paramount.

Cllr Jung added: “We, as a council, are working very hard to ensure that their health and wellbeing is protected from any identified risks from coronavirus.

“We have endeavoured to follow the government guidance as closely as possible and will continue to do so as further information is received.”

Shut East Devon skate parks:

  • Budleigh Salterton (Lime Kiln);
  • Exmouth (Phear Park);
  • Honiton (Allhallows);
  • Seaton (Underfleet).

Closed multi-use games areas in the district:

  • Phear Park, Exmouth (x 2);
  • Liverton Copse, Cumberland Close, Exmouth;
  • King George’s Field, Carter Avenue, Exmouth;
  • The Crescent, Exmouth;
  • Foxhill, Axminster;
  • St Mark’s, Honiton;
  • Davey Playing Field, Honiton;
  • Thorne Farm Way, Ottery St Mary;
  • All Hallows, Honiton;
  • Winter’s Lane, Ottery St Mary;
  • Greenway Lane, Budleigh Salterton.

The district’s play areas, nature reserves and parks and 20 of its public toilets currently remain open.

Outdoor gyms are off-limits and the area’s LED-run sports centres and swimming pools have also closed until December.

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