CORONAVIRUS : All play parks are now closed as per the Government’s latest announcement made on Monday 23 March 2020.
22 May 2020 – All of the Town Council owned children’s play parks remain closed in accordance with the government’s continued advice. We strongly urge residents, visitors and young people to respect the play park closures to protect the community and stop the spread of Covid-19.
The area around the parks still remain open and the Town Council would strongly encourage visitors to observe Government Guidelines on social distancing. Residents are reminded that public spaces can be used for exercise as often as you like. Please remember that you can only meet up with one person from outside your household. No team sports except with members of your own household can be played. Poetsfield Basketball Park also remains closed as it enclosed within a play area.
The grounds maintenance team are back at work, we kindly ask residents to respect staff whilst they work in the park and observe social distancing.
We thank all for your support during these unprecedented times. Stay safe.
Royal Wootton Bassett has 7 children’s play parks which are owned and maintained by the Town Council. All parks differ in the type of equipment they offer to suit various age ranges. The town’s junior schools were involved in the design for the signs for the play areas and even the choice of equipment for some of our parks. Most play parks have CCTV coverage.
We are pleased to announce that we are beginning to install accessible play equipment, starting with Old Court Toddler Park and Otter Way Play Park. We hope that they are enjoyed and greatly used.
Every year the play parks are inspected by ROSPA to ensure the parks are safe and maintained to the highest standard. Our grounds team visit the play parks twice a week to inspect the equipment and more so during busy periods, particularly during the summertime and school holidays.
Litter, unfortunately and in particular during the busy summer periods, seems to be coming a more challenging problem and we would encourage users of the park to use the litter bins provided. Dogs are welcome at the parks, however please ensure they do not enter the gated areas for children safety. Please ensure all fouling is picked up and disposed off correctly. Dog poo can be put into the litter bins.