Car parks at beauty spots reopen

Just Regional
May 14, 2020 2 mins read

Car parks at Pretty Corner and Holt Country Park are now open, following the changes to the coronavirus restrictions.

North Norfolk District Council decided to open them so residents can drive to these sites to enjoy the extra exercise opportunities. But it will not be opening more public car parks at beach and seafront locations in North Norfolk at this time, to avoid a potential sudden influx of visitors to these popular attractions.

Cromer pier and council-run public toilets will remain closed.

The car park at Holt Country Park has been reopened

Council leader Sarah Bütikofer said: “As a result of new regulations we have taken the decision after careful consideration to open Pretty Corner and Holt Country Park car parks to enable more local people to drive there for their exercise.

“Of course, we must ask those considering travelling there to be as conscientious as possible and urge them to continue at all times to observe the social distancing guidelines, as the danger to public health and safety posed by coronavirus has most definitely not passed.

“Meanwhile we have also taken the decision not to open our seafront and beach public car parks at this time, although we will be monitoring and reviewing the situation daily. We do not want at this time to potentially encourage huge numbers of visitors to our beaches due to safety concerns.

“Effectively, apart from exercise, we are not wanting people to come to North Norfolk for now as our facilities and attractions are closed.”

The Government website provides social distancing guidelines and answers to FAQs and should be referred to by residents and visitors regularly to ensure they are up to date with the latest advice.

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