Facilities to close for duration of lockdown

National Covid-19 restrictions have led to the closure of East Devon’s skate parks and multi-use games areas until Thursday 3 December.

General guidelines from the government and more detailed guidance from Sport England means that the following facilities will be closed for the duration of the lockdown:

Skate parks:
• Budleigh Salterton (Lime Kiln)
• Exmouth (Phear Park)
• Honiton (Allhallows)
• Seaton (Underfleet)

Multi-use games areas:
• 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

Cllr Geoff Jung, Coast, Countryside and Environment Portfolio Holder for the 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. 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.”