Country Parks, Recycling Centres and Passenger Transport to stay open during lockdown

Nottinghamshire County Council has today confirmed that following the new national lockdown announcement by the Government on Saturday, Recycling Centres, Country Parks owned by the County Council and public transport provision provided by the County Council will stay open and running from 5 November.

All 12 Recycling Centres across the county will remain open during their normal winter hours which are 8am to 4pm daily. Strict social distancing guidelines will remain in place.

Country Parks, including Rufford Abbey and Holme Pierrepont Country Park/the National Water Sports Centre will all remain open, including carparks, play areas (numbers will be restricted), limited take-out refreshments and toilet facilities.

All public transport provided by Nottinghamshire County Council, including out bus stations and dedicated school transport, will continue as before, with the same measures in place.

Please only travel for work, if you cannot work from home, for childcare, for medical appointments, for essential retail, or to school, college or university. Please walk or cycle if you can, especially for short journeys, and avoid travelling out of your local area. It is very important that everyone follows the government’s safer travel guidance to prevent any further spread of the virus.

Councillor Kay Cutts, MBE, Leader of Nottinghamshire County Council said: “I fully support the national lockdown and it’s vital we all do all we can to slow the spread of Covid.  I do however want to keep Notts open and on the move where it is safe and Covid secure for our residents.  

“I can confirm that the County Council will be keeping Recycling Centres open for those who and registered to use them and we will also be keeping Country Parks open as it’s vital for people to be able to use them to exercise and keep fit and well, both mentally and physically.

“All our services will be kept under review during this period but the important thing now is that everyone plays their part by following the new guidance and rules in full to help us to get more control over the virus. Please continue to check the Nottinghamshire County Council website for all the information you need.”

Further information to follow on other County Council services and any restrictions during the national lockdown to follow.

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