Car parks reopen at towns parks as lockdown restrictions ease


Following the latest guidance from the Government, car parks at popular parks and recreational spaces in Wilmslow along with the lay-by at the top of Macclesfield Road in Over Alderley reopened this week.

Cheshire East Council and Cheshire Police decided to close the car parks at The Carrs, Twinnies Bridge and Lindow Common last month and the lay-by adjacent to Castle Rock to discourage people from travelling and to help to ensure social distancing is observed during to coronavirus lockdown.

This week, the Government announced that from Wednesday, 13th May, you can exercise outdoors as often as you wish - following social distancing guidelines - and travel to outdoor open space irrespective of distance for your exercise or outdoor activity.

However, the unofficial dirt off road parking area adjacent to Beacon Lodge on Macclesfield Road will remain closed for the time being.

A spokesperson for Cheshire East Highways said "There have been a number of obstruction issues in relation to Beacon Lodge and given this area is not an official lay-by, the traffic regulation order (yellow line system) along this stretch of road should also preclude parking to the rear of the footway."



Here's what readers have had to say so far. Why not add your thoughts below.

Bob Bracegirdle
Wednesday 13th May 2020 at 3:56 pm
Worrying increase in traffic now noticeable. Bye bye clean air.
Paul Millett
Wednesday 13th May 2020 at 4:46 pm
'Bye bye clean air' ? Really? Hello to getting back to some sort of normality where people can start to earn a full income, where people can meet family and friends and hug and kiss them and visit pubs, cinemas, theatres, night clubs, zoos, playgrounds! But hey we've had some clean air!!!
Marilyn and Brian Connolly
Thursday 14th May 2020 at 7:21 am
I trust that the previous comment was made without its author having read the report staying that the rate of infection in Cheshire East is higher than in London! We simply cannot ignore the fact that some people in our area have been flouting the rules with total disregard for the safety of others and putting numerous lives at risk.
PLEASE, for the sake of the people who want to come through this dreadful time without becoming infected by unthinking, selfish people, KEEP TO THE RULES about social distancing and manage without the pubs, restaurants etc for a bit longer and let those of us who want to live to see our grandchildren grow up safely. You CAN survive without the high life for a while, but you might not survive COVID-19, or someone who you infect because of your uncaring and selfish behaviour might not survive.