Allotment holders urged to walk and not drive to their site
Published: 6 April 2020
Allotment holders should walk to their site whenever they can and only take their car if absolutely necessary.
Greater care needs to be taken when it comes to the frequency of allotment visits and how crowded the sites can become.
If anyone has to take a car and there is nowhere to park in a designated parking area on site, then they should return home immediately.
There is strictly no parking on the tracks or anywhere that blocks access.
Please follow all current guidance on social distancing – to keep a distance of at least two metres - at all times.
If sites do start to become too busy then we will look at alternative measures to make site visits safer.
As a reminder, the Government has issued the following guidance on access to green spaces in order to stay safe:
- Stay local and use open spaces near to your home where possible – do not travel unnecessarily
- You should only go outside alone or with members of your own household
- Keep at least two metres apart from anyone outside your household at all times
- gatherings of more than two in parks or other public spaces have been banned and the police will enforce this
- If you have a garden, make use of the space for exercise and fresh air
- Take hygiene precautions when you are outside, and wash your hands as soon as you are back indoors
- If walking your dog in areas used by other people, you should walk your dog on a lead to ensure you can safely keep two metres away from others.