Andrew has provided the following update on the opening of Normanby Hall Country Park during lockdown.
I am pleased to report that Normanby Hall Country Park will be open from Tuesday next week.
I was recently contacted by residents who were concerned that they might not be able to use the park during lockdown. I therefore made representations to the council on behalf of residents - stressing the importance of both physical and mental health during these difficult times.
The council explained that there were initially concerns regarding the safety of visitors in relation to Covid-19; however, I am pleased that they have been able to assess their safety arrangements and will now open the park from Tuesday 10th November, with some Covid-19 safety restrictions in place.
I have copied below a full update from the Council.
UPDATE FROM NORTH LINCS COUNCIL
Following the release of the latest updates in relation to legislation and advice we have been able to assess our current Covid secure arrangements, in relation to Normanby Hall Country Park.
We are delighted to share with you that we will be open from Tuesday 10th November, with some restrictions in place. We want to ensure that you feel safe, and enjoy your visit to Normanby Hall and Country Park
The next few days will be spent ensuring that our park and facilities are as safe as possible for customers – whilst we already have measures to protect both staff and customers, these now need some additional reinforcement to ensure that everyone is able to feel comfortable and enjoy the grounds safely whilst promoting social distancing and our message of ‘Hands, Face, Space’. It is important that customers follow the one way systems on site and adhere to government guidelines to help prevent cross contamination.
The café, Hall, Farming Museum, gift shop and walled garden will not be open for the duration of the restrictions. We have an online gift shop facility that some of you may wish to visit in the meantime.
We will be restricting the number of vehicles accessing the park to allow us to keep numbers of visitors manageable and safe; only members with a live membership will be able to attend during the period of restrictions, you will not be able to purchase a new membership during this time. Memberships details will be taken at the ticket booth facility and we encourage members to use the NHS Test and Trace app to scan the QR codes on display around the park when you visit. Our toilet facilities will be available during opening hours.
Visitors on foot will also be directed to access through the ticket booth at this time please, this is to ensure we can manage visitor numbers and check memberships.
We are opening the park and grounds to enable people to come for a short walk and enjoy the fresh air and grounds. We appreciate that some customers from further afield with memberships may be unable to visit at this time to prevent the spread of the virus. We will therefore be adding on days to all memberships in line with the duration of these government restrictions so that all customers are able to visit us again when legislation and guidance allows.
Thank you for your patience at this difficult time – our priority remains the safety and wellbeing of our customers and staff.