As part of our on-going commitment to keeping all our residents and maintenance staff safe in our open spaces, we have taken the decision to close the wooded area at St Leonard’s Mound on North Park in Richings Park.

This wooded area poses a health and safety risk as the Parish Council has concerns regarding the condition of trees in the area. A review has taken place and the Parish Council will work with its tree contractor to maintain or remove trees giving concern.

Fencing will close the area and signage will indicate the closure and give appropriate warnings of the risk there. We ask the public not to attempt to enter the area for any reason whilst the area is closed. The area will continue to be monitored safely by our Grounds Maintenance Team in accordance with health and safety precautions.