Police tape up children's play area in Poundbury

Police tape up children's play area in Poundbury

Published by Maria Greenwood at 10:37am 3rd April 2020.

Police in Dorchester have had to tape up a children's play area in Poundbury.

Officers patrolling the Great Field found youngsters congregating in the multi-use games area.

Different families were also using the outdoor gym equipment there.

The Duchy asked officers to tape-off site until they can put something else in place to stop people using it during lockdown.

A spokesman for Dorchester Police said:

"We did not enjoy having to do this, in fact we were both saying how awful it was to be shutting down a play area in such beautiful weather.
 
"However, we all need to play our part in stopping the spread of this virus. 

"As tough as this may be we all have to take the Government guidelines seriously."