MAR 01] COVENTRY CITY COUNCIL NEWS
Infected Area Widens But Parks Re-open
parks and open spaces in Coventry that closed as a precautionary
measure against the foot and mouth outbreak are to re-open to the
Country Park will be open as usual and the Lunt Fort in Baginton
will reopen for organised groups from Monday.
across the city many other areas of land are now accessible for
the general public to enjoy.
areas which are remaining closed are: Sowe Common North, Floyds
Field in Tile Hill, City Farm, the part of Coombe Country Park
known locally as the Lindley Land or Deer Park and the Events
Field and all rural footpaths and bridleways crossing farmland
particularly in the north-west of the city.
Dol-y-moch outdoor education centre in Snowdonia, used by Coventry
schoolchildren, also remains closed for the time being.
will be in place around all the footpaths and open spaces that
remain closed to the public.
of them border farmland where stock may be kept and thus could
involve a risk of spreading the disease.
John McNicholas, cabinet member (Environmental Services) said:
outbreak continues to be very distressing to our farming
community and we need to balance their needs with those of the
people who want to enjoy outdoor recreation.
have reviewed our closures and are happy that the plans outlined
now offer people the opportunity to visit parks and open spaces
without any risk.
would like to thank people for their patience and support and
ask that they continue to respect our yellow 'Keep Out' notices
wherever they see them.
I would also like to remind all dog owners that it is an offence
to allow their dogs to foul and not clean up after them."
to a second confirmed outbreak in Nuneaton, part of Coventry to
the north of the city has now been included within an infected
new area links up with the other part of the city declared an
infected area at the end of February. The complete area includes:
Junction 2 of the M6 motorway come into Coventry on the
Hinckley Road, turn right into Woodway Lane, then left along
Henley Road, and then from Henley Road onto Old Church Road,
then left into town on the Foleshill Road, and then right into
Lockhurst Lane to the railway bridge and then it follows the
railway into town where it goes under the Radford Road.
there turn right onto the Radford Road going out of the city
and then goes all the way out to the city boundary where the
Radford Road turns it Keresley Road and then the Tamworth
living in this area should not be unduly concerned however, there
are specific implications for dog owners.
Cauldwell, Principal Environmental Health Officer said:
lines for people wishing to clarify where they can/cannot walk
their dogs or for people with any other queries are open on 024
7683 1833 and over the weekend on 024 7683 2208.
are keen that residents living in this area keep their dogs
under control at all times and/or on a lead when out walking.
are being asked to quickly report any strays to the City
Council's Animal Welfare Team on 024 7683 1832."
[01 MAR 01] COVENTRY
IN FOOT AND MOUTH RISK AREA