Park gates are now being opened each morning and WILL CLOSE AT 8:30pm.

The car park gates for our West Hunsbury parks have now been opened by Northampton Borough Council. The Friends and volunteers will be opening them each morning and closing them at 8:30pm every evening until further notice. Please make sure your car is out of the car park before then.

The parks are open for exercise and relaxation, but the play equipment has not yet been brought back into use. Activities which do not require physical interaction, such as our Northampton Lottery support page are still going. We have posted our VE Day Poems-in-the-Park in to our Gallery, and our Tree Trail will still be there when this is all over (and can be enjoyed now providing you do it as an exercise).

The Drovers Return café remains open for take-aways. Check Colin’s Facebook page for the latest on the café.

Please continue to enjoy our beautiful parks as much as you can BUT PLEASE adhere to the government guidelines for social distancing whilst in the parks, for your safety and everyone else’s. So no hugging or handshakes and keep approximately 6 feet or 2 metres from others wherever possible.

It is also important that after visiting the parks, you wash your hands with soap and water at the first opportunity, even if you are lucky enough to have hand sanitiser available to you.

These are uncertain times for all of us, particularly as none of us can predict how long they will last but we hope that if we all adhere to government advice and guidelines we can minimise the risks whilst still getting out and about in the fresh air during this spring and the coming summer.

BEST WISHES and please stay safe, from the Friends of West Hunsbury Parks.