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Newark and Sherwood District Council calls on residents to enjoy district parks and open spaces in covid-secure way

As lockdown restrictions ease and the stay at home rule is relaxed, Newark and Sherwood District Council is calling residents to enjoy their local parks and open spaces across the district in a covid-secure way.

While guidance states we should minimise travel, staying local is still considered the best idea. Local parks provide ideal spaces for families to meet up again after what feels like a very long winter.

Across the district, there are a wide range of parks and open spaces. From walking the Southwell trail to cycling at Sherwood Pines, or maybe discovering wildlife and bird watching in one of the many Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSIs) — there is something for everyone without travelling outside of the district.


The great outdoors has always been considered as one of the safer environments during the pandemic, but it is still important everyone follows the rules. Up to two households or six people can meet up, still socially distanced.

District council leader David Lloyd said: "While we should all be aware that coronavirus hasn’t gone away, it’s really exciting that we can now get outdoors with up to six people or two households. Newark and Sherwood is truly blessed with some wonderful open spaces that we can all use. But, it is important that we stick to the government guidance, Hands, Face, Space and Air, and if you are meeting up outside, maintain social distancing.

Sconce Park. (42168813)
Sconce Park. (42168813)

"The roadmap is being driven by data not dates, so we need the on-going help of everyone in our area to keep moving forward."

On more about where you can go to enjoy outdoor recreation in the district, go to www.newark-sherwooddc.gov.uk/leisure/parksandgardens/

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