Erewash Borough Council will be re-opening a number of its outdoor facilities this Bank Holiday weekend in line with Government guidelines on coronavirus.

From Saturday 23 May onwards the following facilities will be open.

• The public toilets at West Park in Long Eaton and Trent Lock, Sawley.
• The tennis Courts at West Park, Long Eaton and Rutland Sports Park, Ilkeston.
• Multi-user game areas (Enclosed courts used for ball games).
• Skateparks.
• Fixed table tennis tables.
• Bowling Greens.
• Croquet at West Park, Long Eaton.

People can now stay outdoors for longer but must keep two metres apart from anyone they don’t live with. Children’s play areas (areas including equipment such as swings and slides), outdoor gyms and the splash pad at West Park will remain closed until Government guidance changes.

Only season ticket holders of bowling clubs will be able to use the greens. Tickets can be bought from the town halls between 10am and 3pm, with payment by card. Club houses will remain closed.

Councillor Mike Wallis, Lead Member for Culture and Leisure at Erewash Borough Council, says:

“We would ask everyone who is visiting the council’s parks and open spaces to maintain social distancing, keeping at least two metres away from each other. Signs at the entrances to West Park, Victoria Park, Rutland Sports Park and Straws Bridge will remind people to stay safe and maintain social distancing.”