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Staggered reopening of outdoor play areas

Published on Monday, 6th July 2020

Following the Government announcement that outdoor play areas can re-open, Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council will begin re-opening its 68 outdoor play sites on a phased approach from this week.

The Miners Welfare and Riversley Park play areas will be the last facilities to re-open in order to support social distancing and avoid the bringing together of a range of communities to two main play areas at this time.

Multi Use Games Areas, Green Gyms, Skate Parks and BMX tracks will also begin to be re-opened from this week.

The following sites will be the first phase of opening this week as they are community park locations that support social distancing.


Nuneaton Rec./Pool Bank St.


Pauls Land

Bar Pool

Greenmoor Rd.


Bailey Park


Bulkington Rec.

Camp Hill

Stubbs Pool


Heckley Rec.


Keresley Rec.

Galley Common

Bucks Hill Marl.

Galley Common

Orford Rise


Newdigate Rec.


Stockingford Rec.


Ironbridge Way


Heath Rd.

St. Nicolas

Tiverton Drive


Coronation Walk


Crowhill Rec.

Additional sites will then be re-opened on a phased approach until we have reached all 68 play areas in the Borough.

Cllr Ian Lloyd, Portfolio holder for Arts and Leisure said:

“I am pleased that we can re-open our play areas again, but ask that all users respect the social distancing guidance and wash their hands as soon as possible after use. The signage being implemented is to help all users play safe on the sites”.

Signage will be displayed on all re-opened facilities to provide guidance and advice regarding their safe use.