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Ferry Meadows car parks remain closed for the bank holiday weekend

Here at Nene Park we are working hard on a plan to begin to open up the Park safely to all visitors, according to Government advice as it is announced over the next few days and weeks. Until then our car parks remain closed and the Park remains open only for those responsible users who can come on foot or by bicycle and adhere to strict social distancing guidelines. In addition, please do not park illegally or irresponsibly on roads surrounding Ferry Meadows as this will cause dangerous congestion. Nene Park Trust are working closely with the Police to ensure this does not happen. With the bank holiday weekend and more good weather ahead, please keep this and following advice in mind.

  • Please stay local and use open spaces near to your home where possible, and do not travel to the Park unnecessarily.
  • You should only visit alone or with members of your own household. Gatherings of more than two people (excluding those you live with), in parks and other public spaces have been banned, and the police will enforce this.
  • If a Park area looks busy, consider taking an alternative route. Keep to one side of the footpath so others may pass at a safe distance. If needed, walk on the grass to the side of the path until it is safe to return to the path.
  • Wait for others to cross our bridges before you do and please do not linger; be considerate of others and try not to touch the handrails.
  • We strongly urge you to keep dogs on a lead to ensure you can safely keep two metres away from others.
  • Cyclists to ensure they maintain a two metre distance from pedestrians at all times and keep to a reduced speed in the Park. Cycling is not permitted on the Bluebell Wood boardwalk.
  • Please be aware that our benches and picnic tables are NOT being sanitised. Picnics and BBQs are not permitted in the Park at this time.
  • To protect our staff and visitors, the Visitor Centre, Nene Outdoors, the Cafes, play areas and all toilet facilities remain closed.
  • Take hygiene precautions: wash your hands for 20 seconds before and after visiting the Parks and avoid touching your face if you come in to contact with any surfaces.
  • If you display any symptoms of COVID-19, you should not visit and instead, self-isolate at home.

Read our full list of Frequently asked questions (FAQs) about the Park's response to the Coronavirus at this time. These will be further updated if the situation changes.

We continue to thank all our visitors, tenants, staff and volunteers for supporting us through this challenging time and we hope we can open up the Park to all our visitors very soon.

Thank you from the Nene Park Trust team

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