Update on parks & fishing in Blaenau Gwent

Published: 02 June 2020

Update on parks & fishing in Blaenau Gwent

Some parks in Blaenau Gwent will re-open on Wednesday, 3rd June 2020

This is in line with Welsh Government guidelines that people can exercise as much as they like outside & people from two households can meet up outdoors from Monday, 1st June 2020.

However, all children’s play areas will remain closed and people must continue to maintain the 2metre social distancing from people they don’t live with.

People can also now fish at licensed sites within Blaenau Gwent providing they hold the required permit and stick with the regulations set out below.

Councillor Joanna Wilkins, Executive Member for the Environment says:

“Exercising, being outdoors and practising a favourite hobby is of course beneficial to people’s physical and mental health and well-being, and the Welsh Government has advised that people can now exercise outside a few times a day if they wish and people from 2 households can meet. We have made the decision 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 2metre social distancing rule and follow the hygiene advice provided by Public Health Wales.”

We are opening parks where we can safely separate children’s play areas.

The parks re-opening are:

• Parc Bryn Bach, Tredegar
• Bedwellty Park, Tredegar
• Llanhilleth Park
• Abertillery Park
• Ebbw Vale Welfare Park

The following parks will remain closed:

• Duffryn Park
• Central Park
• Brynmawr Welfare Park
• Cwm Welfare Park

Anyone fishing in Blaenau Gwent is reminded that:

• Social distancing must be observed at all times
• No boat fishing is permitted
• No overnight fishing or fishing in closed areas of land or property are permitted
• A valid fishing rod license must be in place
• You must adhere to fisheries byelaws including the close season
• You must have permission from the fishery owner
• Hand cleaning facilities need to be available