Dudley’s Stevens Park closed after mass gathering

 Thursday, April 9, 2020 


The Stevens Park located in Quarry Bank of the Dudley suburb has been closed after mass gathering of people despite social distancing requests issued in light of the coronavirus crisis.



On Wednesday, the Dudley Council received several reports about groups of people gathering at the park premises and breaking the coronavirus lockdown measures undertaken in the area. Therefore, the park underwent immediate closure and will now remain shut for 48 hours. Popular parks all across the globe has been closed down over the past few weeks to curb further spread of the deadly coronavirus disease.



Dudley Council said in a statement that immediate action was taken after reports of people meeting in Stevens Park in Quarry Bank arrived. Council leader Patrick Harley added that the closure caused dismay to a lot people. He mentioned that further decision has not yet been undertaken and the situation will be reviewed in next two days.



He also shared that individuals who flout these rules by gathering in large groups contribute in jeopardizing their own safety as well as put everyone at risk. Therefore, an immediate closure appeared to be the most feasible solution at present.



The gates of the park were locked on Wednesday nights. Signs highlighting the closure have also been installed in the park. Himley Hall and Park in the borough was recently closed following similar issues. However, the local authority informed that other parks in are remained open. They urged people to follow government advice and requested them to avoid unnecessary visits.



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