MAR 01] COVENTRY CITY COUNCIL NEWS
Football Off As City Parks And Paths Close
and footpaths across Coventry have been closed to the public to
stop the risk of foot and mouth disease being spread in the city.
officials have decided to close the council-owned sites, paths in
rural areas and cancel football matches.
are being put up at affected places warning people to stay off the
cordons of disinfectant have been introduced at the boundary of
some areas in the countryside.
following places have been closed:
Country Park. Only the hotel remains open at the moment and
special measures are in place to ensure that all vehicles
entering and leaving the site do so through disinfectant
public footpaths, bridlepaths and rights of way in rural parts
of the city. This includes areas like Allesley and Keresley
parishes which are surrounded by countryside and places like
Sowe Common and Wyken Slough. Signs will be in place today
telling people there is no access.
Green Recreation Ground
Shilling Wood in Tile Hill
Woods North and South
Fort near Baginton
Wood Farm which provides around 80 adults with learning
difficulties with day care.
They are now receiving their care at the Torrington
Avenue Centre for the time being.
are a number of public footpaths across school grounds which are
used by pupils to get to and from school. Those within the grounds
will remain open, but controls may be put in place at school
will also be no football matches played on parks sites until
further notice. This includes the War Memorial park and other
sites around the city.
John McNicholas, cabinet member (Environmental Services), said:
now have part of our city classed as an infected area and we
need the help and co-operation of all Coventry people to ensure
this very infectious disease is contained.
would ask everyone to please keep out of the countryside. This
is an extremely serious issue and we do not want people using
any of the footpaths or sites we have closed as it is now a
criminal offence to do so.
as importantly, dog owners need to keep their dogs on a lead at
all times when out walking them.
around 40 farms within our city boundary we want to take all
precautions to help protect the livelihoods our farmers and the
and country need to work together to combat this crisis. The
situation is likely to get worse before it gets better but we
can all do our bit to help now."
[02 MAR 01] DON'T
LET THE DOGS OUT IN DISEASE AREA
[01 MAR 01] COVENTRY
IN FOOT AND MOUTH RISK AREA
[01 MAR 01] PATHS CLOSED AS DISEASE
[01 MAR 01] EMERGENCY FOOT AND
MOUTH CONTACT DETAILS