Sale Water Park parking restrictions brought in to prevent spread of coronavirus

Cars will be banned from parking near Sale Water Park to ensure people restrict their movements to stop the spread of coronavirus.

Drivers will not be allowed to park their vehicles on Old Hall Road, Sale Park, from Friday. Sale Water Park, an area of countryside, parkland and lake, normally attracts hundreds of people every day but council bosses want to restrict visitors to nearby residents who can walk there to exercise.

Trafford Council’s temporary prohibition of waiting notice is from the junction of Dane Road to the junction of Rifle Road and will be enforced by parking officers. Anyone parking there from tomorrow (Friday 9 April) faces being fined.

The notice has been brought in to ensure people restrict their movements. Government guidelines state people should only exercise near their homes to restrict the spread of coronavirus. Anyone out walking should remain at least two metres away from anyone not in their household. The restrictions have been brought in to ease the burden on the NHS, to save lives and to protect vulnerable residents.

Cllr Stephen Adshead, Trafford Council’s Executive Member for Environment, Air Quality and Climate Change, said:

The sun may be out but people really do need to follow the restrictions on where they can exercise.

It is no good clapping to show our appreciation for our health workers if our behaviour puts more people at risk.

The vast majority of people are doing their best to follow the restrictions but we need everyone to do their bit.”

Posted on Thursday 9th April 2020