Woodley council has decided to re-open the car park at Woodford Park and Coronation Hall this week, following the prime minister's announcement yesterday.

Woodley Town Council made the announcement this morning, stating that both car parks will be re-opened on Wednesday, May 13, allowing for the public to be able to drive and park at the sites.

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A spokesman for Woodley Town Council said: "Following UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s speech yesterday, from Wednesday, May 13, Woodford Park and Coronation Hall car parks will be open in order to access Woodford Park by car.

"This is in line and in response to the UK government’s guidelines to encourage people to take increased amounts of outdoor exercise, which can include sitting in the sun in your local park and driving to other destinations but still only with members of your own household.

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"Until further guidance is received regarding leisure centres, we will not be opening the tennis courts.

"Please continue to obey the rules on social distancing and keep two metres from people outside of your household."