Accessing Parks and Open Spaces

From July 19, most legal restrictions have been lifted. Many people have been fully vaccinated, but it is still possible to catch and spread Covid-19.

Parks and open spaces across East Cambridgeshire are open and it is encouraged to meet outdoors where possible.
For further information on government guidance, please visit:

To stay safe, it is still recommended that you:

  • Take hygiene precautions when you are outside
  • Wash your hands as soon as you are back indoors
  • Minimise contact with people outside of your household
  • Take hand sanitiser with you when you set off in case there are no handwashing facilities
  • Wear a face covering

Play Parks

Please do not use any equipment if you are showing any symptoms of Covid-19. To ensure play equipment is safe for all to use, please 

  • wash or sanitise your hands before and after use
  • avoid touching your face, unless your hands are clean
  • supervise children to maintain good hygiene

Respect other people and protect the natural environment

Remember your actions can affect people’s lives and livelihoods.  Please take time to read signage.  Respect the measures that the Council, other local authorities and site management have put in place to help.
Before travelling, you should check if facilities, such as car parks and toilets, are open to visitors .  Do not park on verges or block gates and drives as this restricts access for other vehicles.
So that everyone can enjoy our open spaces,  please follow this guidance:
  • Take your litter home
  • Do not use barbecues as they risk causing wildfires
  • Keep dogs under effective control and on a lead when around farm animals
  • Leave gates as you find them and follow instructions on signs
  • Keep to footpaths and follow signs where they suggest alternative routes

Report Litter, Full Litter Bins and Fly-Tipping

Every effort is made to empty litter and dog waste bins on a regular basis, and to keep our public spaces clean .  We encourage fast food outlets and the managmement company of the Leisure Village in Ely to do the same. However, if you see any over-flowing litter or dog waste bins or fly-tipping please let us know by contacting Customer Services on 01353 665555 or by completing an online report form: