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Gedling borough parks and play areas to remain open during lockdown


Gedling borough’s parks and play areas will remain open to the public during the nationwide lockdown which starts today and is expected to last until Wednesday, December 2.

Gedling Borough Council announced the good news in an email.

They said: “Parks across England can stay open during the lockdown to help with health and wellbeing” Gedling parks, their toilets and play areas will remain open.”

Sadly, it was also revealed that this time outdoor gyms and tennis courts would remain closed. 

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Cafe 1899 at Gedling Country Park will also stay open and continue to offer drinks and snacks from the hatch, but the indoor and outdoor seating areas are closed until further notice.

Burton Road Jubilee Park will remain open

Leisure centres

The national lockdown restrictions mean that the borough’s leisure centres will have to close temporarily from today (November 5).

The leisure team has put together a number of online videos aimed at those working from home during the locdown.

You can access the workouts here: You can access the online workouts via the leisure webpages.

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The Bonington theatre and cinema will also temporarily close.

The venue revealed that booked tickets will automatically be held on customers’ accounts for when they reopen. Those wanting a refund should contact the venue directly.

Since reopening in July the venue has sold 4,500 tickets and held 415 screenings of over 60 films.

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  1. Tennis courts should have remained open too! Very wasteful. No one with this virus would be able to muster up the energy to play tennis, so the poor, well, people stuck at home have one less outlet for an outdoor, free, sporting activity. Disappointing and frustrating.

  2. Closing individual tennis courts that are outside makes no sense whatsoever! How is it logical to do this? They are arguably safer than an individual meeting one other person outside for a walk. For an individual household they provide opportunities for children to keep up their tennis while the clubs are shut. I agree with the lockdown and have abided by the rules throughout but I really feel this has gone too far.


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