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Museums and play areas across West Suffolk are re-opening

Destinations across the region are re-opening this week, but West Suffolk residents are being warned to stick with it to beat coronavirus.

Moyse’s Hall Museum and West Stow Anglo-Saxon Village will re-open tomorrow, following the Government’s phased lifting of lockdown.

Safety measures include contactless payment for entry and shop (no cash), hand sanitisers on entry and exit and restricted admittance.

Moyse's Hall Museum (37994047)
Moyse's Hall Museum (37994047)

Throughout lockdown, the museums have been providing fun learning content online and through social media and will continue to do so every day throughout the summer.

Cllr John Griffiths, West Suffolk Council leader, said, “I am delighted that, thanks to the perseverance of our residents, we are in a position to begin to re-open the destinations that had to be closed, in a safe and considered way. I ask that we all continue to do our part by observing the measures that are needed.”

The cafés in Nowton Park, Brandon Country Park and West Stow Country Park are now open for hot and cold takeaway drinks and snacks. It is anticipated the kiosk in the Abbey Gardens will reopen later in July.

Work is also being carried out to ensure it is possible to socially distance in the 200 playgrounds maintained by West Suffolk Council. This may mean some equipment is taken out of service for the time being.

West Stow Anglo Saxon Village (37994049)
West Stow Anglo Saxon Village (37994049)

The play areas in the Abbey Gardens and Nowton Park, in Bury St Edmunds; Brandon Country Park and West Stow Country Park are now open.

Skateparks re-opened in June.

For further information, go to www.westsuffolk.gov.uk/coronavirus

West Stow Country Park play area (37994051)
West Stow Country Park play area (37994051)

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