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Essex County Council reopens country parks including Great Notley and Cressing Temple Barns

Essex County Council reopened its country parks on Thursday (May 21).

It follows the Government's easing of restrictions to outside space and measures being put in place to help keep visitors and staff safe.

The parks, car parks and toilets will be open to the public, however children's play equipment, sky ropes, visitor centres and cafés will remain closed.

Cressing Temple Barns (34966466)
Cressing Temple Barns (34966466)

Visitors will need to observe the rules on 2-metre social distancing, particularly in places that could become crowded, such as the car parks and toilets.

A spokesman said: "We anticipate that the parks will be busy and so ask you to use your judgement in relation to your visit, for example considering the time of your trip so that not everyone arrives at once."

Parks will open at 9am and close at 5pm. Once car parks are full, access will be limited.

Visitors are being urged to download a parking app in advance to minimise contact with payment machines.

The country parks reopening are:

  • Belhus Woods
  • Cressing Temple Barns
  • Cudmore Grove
  • Danbury
  • Great Notley
  • Hadleigh
  • Marsh Farm
  • Thorndon
  • Weald

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