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14.05.20

London Councils ask public to help keep green spaces open

London Councils, which represents the Capital’s 32 boroughs and the City of London, has asked residents to work with them and their local authorities to ensure parks and green spaces are kept open.

In line with new Government advice that came into effect yesterday, (May 14) people are now able to exercise outdoors as much as they like and spend ‘unlimited’ time in parks and open spaces.

The cross-party organisation is working with partners to ensure residents can enjoy the spaces on offer safely, and is calling on the pubic to be responsible with regards to public health advice, maintain social distancing measures and respect the rules of individual parks.

The easing of restrictions means that is also possible to meet with one other person from a different household outside as long as social distancing is maintained.

Cllr Julian Bell, Chair of London Councils’ Transport and Environment Committee says:

“London has some of the greatest outdoor spaces in the world and as the weather becomes warmer these will prove vital for residents who have limited or no access to outdoor space at home.

“London boroughs are responsible for more than 3,000 parks and green spaces and are working closely with partners to ensure changes to lockdown restrictions allow people to enjoy outdoor spaces safely and look after their health and wellbeing as the coronavirus lockdown continues.

“It is essential that Londoners do their bit to keep themselves and others protected from coronavirus by following the new rules and remaining at least two metres away from anyone other than members of their household. By working together and respecting other park users, we can ensure that the capital’s stunning parks and green spaces are safe, open and welcoming spaces for all Londoners.”

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