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​​​Covid-19: Car park closures announced at Redcar and Cleveland's countryside locations​

Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council today (Monday 30 March) closed its car parks at a number of countryside and woodland areas in response to the impact of the Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak.


To try and prevent people gathering at the borough's green spaces, and to encourage the following of the Government's social distancing advice, the council will close the car parks at Guisborough Forest and Walkway, Flatts Lane Country Park, Errington Woods, Foxrush Farm, and the council-owned car parks in Newton Under Roseberry and Cowbar.


These closures will take place from 5pm today, with barriers being put in place on Tuesday 31 March.


Councillor Wayne Davies, cabinet member for economic development at Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council, said: “Similar to our coastal areas, people are gathering at our countryside locations to carry out their daily exercise, while not keeping in line with Government advice on social distancing.


“We have therefore taken the decision to close these car parks in support of Government instructions to keep people safe.


“We know that being indoors for long periods of time can be difficult, but it is absolutely vital that we do all we can to protect each other and to do our best to stop the virus spreading.


“I would personally like to thank our frontline staff, and those striving to ensure vital services remain robust in these difficult and testing times."  ​