Today 31st March 2020 Epsom and Ewell Council has sent a press release with update regarding Epsom Cemetery, Some parks and street parking. See details below.
In line with the government requirements, Epsom Cemetery is now closed to the public but funerals and interments will continue to take place, with some restrictions on the numbers of mourners attending as per government instructions.
This decision reflects the requirements of the Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England) Regulations 2020, which came into force last week.
Social Distancing in parks
We would like to thank our residents who are diligently following government instructions to stay at home and only go outside for essential supplies, to help the vulnerable, and to exercise once a day.
We are still seeing non-family groups gathering in some of our parks and we urge residents to only exercise, not socialise, within walking distance of your home. Mixing with people outside of your household is risking people’s lives.
Unfortunately Long Grove Park has seen large gatherings of people, whilst Bourne Hall has been so busy people have been unable to practice effective social distancing. Both parks have been temporarily closed. We will be reviewing the situation and re-opening the parks when it is safe to do so.
To avoid further closures and ensure the safety of you and others, please follow the government’s instructions.
Parking in residential streets
We recognise that due to the coronavirus outbreak, there is less parking capacity on some of our residential roads as more people are at home.
Surrey County Council, as the local highway authority, has agreed to temporarily suspend parking restrictions on single yellow lines in quiet residential roads.
It’s essential that we maintain safe roads and pavements for pedestrians, and the free flow of traffic, particularly for emergency services and refuse collections. Therefore we’ll be concentrating our enforcement on dangerous or inconsiderate parking, for example on corners or blocking access. Illegal parking in disabled bays, at bus stops and on double yellow lines will continue to be enforced.