Anchorsholme Park to stay shut due to coronavirus 

A Blackpool park which had been due to re-open to the public on Monday (April 6) is to remain closed to help stop the spread of Covid-19.

Anchorsholme Park has been shut since 2015 to enable an £80m investment in the town’s sewer system.

Blackpool Council and water company United Utilities have decided to delay its re-opening  for the timebeing.

Steve Wong, from United Utilities, said: “I know this news will be disappointing for many local people, but we do all need to play our part to reduce the spread of the virus.

“If we take the necessary steps now, hopefully the restrictions we all currently face will be lifted sooner rather than later and in the not-so-distant future we call all be enjoying this fantastic new facility.”

The company added work such as re-seeding and reinstatement  will carry on within the park boundary, in accordance with all Government safety guidelines including social distancing.

An open day for the park planned for Saturday June 6 has also been postponed.

Around £4.5m has been spent by United Utilities improving the park with new facilities including a cafe, children’s playground, a sports area and outdoor seating areas.

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