Dear Sailing Club and Fishing Club leader,
Following an internal review of our position in respect of the national lockdown which commenced on Tuesday 5th January. I can confirm the following:
Our parks will be remaining open for access to the tracks, playgrounds and car parks and we will be providing takeaway services only from our cafes.
While there have been updates from the RYA and Angling Trust reporting some ‘localised‘ angling and sailing activity can continue there is an overwhelming interpretation that exercise must be local and limited. To this end and given that the majority of participants in these activities at our parks would need to travel outside of their local area we believe maintaining our decision to suspend water based activities for the duration of this current period of lockdown, remains the right thing to do for our local communities and the effort to overcome the pandemic.
I know how difficult this is for us all and appreciate the support some of you have already shown for this decision. We look forward to re-opening in line with government guidance and seeing you all for a vaccine protected 2021 season!
Head of Parks & Conservation
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The Angling Trust have now confirmed that fishing must stop during the lockdown period. Unfortunately this means that we will not be able to open again this season and we are now closed for angling until we reopen our waters at the start of the next season. We will shortly be writing to and contacting all season ticket holders to arrange refunds for the lost fishing time over this month and to explain the process for purchasing season tickets for next season. We thank you all for your support over what has been a challenging year and look forward to seeing you all in the new season when we hope to be in more normal times.
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