Council playgrounds close across Reigate & Banstead

Priory Park playground on Monday afternoon (photo:


Playgrounds across Reigate & Banstead were closed on Monday 23 March until further notice, to help in the fight against the coronavirus (COVID-19).

The closures were put in place ahead of Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s broadcast later that same evening closing such facilities nationwide.

Apparently not everyone agrees with the closures: a playground in Merstham had to be re-locked on Monday evening, leader of the council Cllr Mark Brunt said.

Reigate & Banstead Borough Council’s parks and open spaces otherwise remain open, but the Harlequin Theatre and the borough’s leisure centres were closed last week.

Details of how council facilities and services are affected in the borough are available on the council’s coronavirus webpages.

Those webpages also include details of support for local residents and businesses, how to volunteer, and links to NHS and Government advice on the virus.

At county level, Surrey County Council has also published coronavirus information, including providing a helpline.


Reigate & Banstead Borough Council coronavirus information

Surrey County Council coronavirus information

NHS coronavirus information

Government coronavirus information