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Published: 07/05/2020

Over the bank holiday weekend it is essential that everybody continues to avoid non-essential travel and ‘stay at home’. 

By following this advice we can all ‘help protect the NHS and save lives’. 

Most people are being considerate of others and are following this advice, however with the bank holiday approaching, there remains a risk that some people might attempt to congregate, in groups or in public open spaces. 

Areas in Flintshire where we have had reports previously of people congregating, including Wepre Park in Connah’s Quay, continue to be monitored by North Wales Police. The principal roads into and out of the County are also monitored and motorists can be stopped and questioned by the Police.

The following car parks remain closed as people have congregated there previously:

• Dock Road, Connah’s Quay 

• Flint Castle

• Life Boat Station, Flint

• Saltney Ferry Footbridge

• Dock Road, Greenfield 

• Gwaenysgor Viewpoint

The Lighthouse Car Park, Talacre has also been closed by the proprietor.

Public open spaces and footpaths should be used responsibly and social distancing should be observed at all times when exercising. When out on your bicycle, walking the dog, or going for a walk or run, remember to ‘stay local’. 

Please be considerate of the landowners over whose land paths pass when using Rights of Way and remember to;

•         Go alone or with members of your household

•         Be aware that gates, stiles and other outdoor structures are touched regularly - so follow hygiene guidance 

•         Do not try new or risky activities - ‘stay safe’ 

•         Follow the Countryside Code 

•         Open disregard of these rules will leave the Council  with no option but to temporarily close a path.

We look forward to welcoming visitors to the many fantastic places our wonderful county has to offer when the current restrictions are eased.