Anglian Water know that their leisure attractions are loved by many but the health and safety of their colleagues and visitors remains a top priority. Therefore, Pitsford Water will remain closed over the bank holiday and during half term, and they are asking everyone to respect this difficult decision.
In preparation for the potential influx of people attempting to visit Pitsford Water this weekend, they have worked with the local Highways teams to install temporary signage on access routes to Pitsford, warning drivers that the site is closed to the public.
Balancing the needs and wishes of communities is always a challenge and AW are keen to get back to some sense of normality. They are working on plans to reopen the parks as soon as they are confident that it can do so safely. As a tourism venue, AW have additional factors to consider, (unlike a regular park) and they must be certain that it meets all the guidance on social distancing.
Protecting staff has been at the forefront since the lockdown began, even though hundreds are out working every day to keep essential services flowing. AW don’t want colleagues to face abuse as has sadly been the case recently.
It’s also very important to make sure that park staff are not being expected to police visitors or manage social distancing with crowds either.