TWO of the town’s community recycling centres are set for a busy bank holiday weekend.

The Woolston and Gatewarth sites have reopened but Stockton Heath tip remains closed, with council chiefs keeping it under review.

However, residents are urged to only visit the two facilities if they have an essential need to dispose of household waste and if it cannot be safely stored at home.

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Woolston community recycling centre. Photo from Google Maps

Strict restrictions and traffic management measures are in place at both sites.

Lengthy queues are expected and residents could be asked to leave and return at a later time.

What time will the two recycling centres be open?

The sites will be open from 8am to 6pm over the bank holiday weekend, from Saturday to Monday.

But residents have been reminded to observe social distancing on site and be considerate to others.

Anyone in self-isolation or with any Covid-19 symptoms must not visit the centres under any circumstances.

Meanwhile, while the country remains in lockdown, residents are set to make the most of their permitted time outdoors to exercise or get some fresh air and enjoy the weather over the weekend.

Which parks and open spaces can the public visit this weekend?

Walton Hall and Gardens remains closed for the foreseeable future but there are a range of other sites the public can visit.

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Walton Hall and Gardens remains closed

They include Bank Park, Lymm Dam, Culcheth Linear Park, Risley Moss Nature Reserve, Sankey Valley Park, Victoria Park, Queen’s Gardens, St Elphin’s Park, Lumb Brook Valley, Alexandra Park, Peel Hall and Morley Common.

Cllr Tony Higgins, the council’s cabinet member for leisure and community, said: “Thanks to our council parks and gardens team, the parks are looking in great form and reflecting the lovely weather.

“With the present situation, our gardens and parks are playing a vital role with residents being able to exercise and have their daily walk, it’s also important that all users observe the social distancing rules, so that everyone feels safe and can continue to feel the benefits of our open spaces, especially under such stressful times.”

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Cllr Tony Higgins

For further information on parks and open spaces in the town, including opening times, click here.