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Play Areas in Hailsham Remain Open During Lockdown

Council News & Services

Photo of play area in Hailsham 

Hailsham Town Council is pleased to announce that its play areas will remain open to children during the lockdown period, although users of the sites are encouraged to follow all social distancing and hygiene measures in place.

All Town Council-maintained play areas – those located at Western Road, Battle Road, Stroma Gardens, Quinnell Drive and on the Maurice Thornton playing field – are accessible to the public. However, the outdoor gym equipment on the Western Road Recreation Ground and Maurice Thornton playing field site will be closed until further notice.

Signs have been erected at each of the play area sites reminding users of social distancing requirements and providing guidance for users of the equipment relating to hygiene. Anyone visiting a play area should follow all guidelines listed on the signs.

Children and families must follow current social distancing guidelines and if any play area appears busy, they should return at a later time. Adults and children are asked to wash their hands thoroughly before and after use of the play facilities and to take their own hand sanitiser wherever possible.

Furthermore, anyone displaying symptoms of COVID-19 must not visit a play area.

“Whilst our play areas remain open, we encourage users of the sites to observe and adhere to the guidance displayed on the signs at each site,” said Town Mayor Councillor Paul Holbrook. “This is vital in order to help combat the spread of the coronavirus, and it’s imperative that we take the health of the local community into consideration during the pandemic, especially now we have entered another period of lockdown.”

“We ask people that are using the play areas to respect the health and safety of others at all times, follow the relevant government guidance on social distancing and maintain optimum hand hygiene at all times.”

Enquiries relating to this media release

Terry Hall, Communications Officer
Hailsham Town Council, Market Street, Hailsham, East Sussex, BN27 2AE
Telephone: 01323 841702 | Email: