Blaenau Gwent Council
Election 2017 Results
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|Seats 201233||Seats 201713||Change−20|
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People and businesses react to lockdown for Newport, Bridgend, Merthyr Tydfil and Blaenau Gwent.
Local Democracy Reporting Service
Blaenau Gwent council says it will re-open five of its nine parks on Wednesday following the easing of Welsh Government restrictions on exercise and outdoor activity.
The parks re-opening are Parc Bryn Bach in Tredegar, Bedwellty Park in Tredegar, Llanhilleth Park, Abertillery Park and Ebbw Vale Welfare Park.
However, children’s play areas within the parks will remain closed.
Councillor Joanna Wilkins, cabinet member for the environment, said: “We have made the decision to re-open some of our parks where we are able to safely fence off any children’s play facilities.
“We would of course remind residents to continue to adhere to the two-metre social-distancing rule and follow the hygiene advice provided by Public Health Wales.”
At the weekend, neighbouring Caerphilly council re-opened its country parks - Parc Cwm Darran, Parc Penallta, Bargoed Woodland Park, Pen y Fan Park and Sirhowy Valley Country Park.
By Alex Jennings & Anna Palmer