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Covid-19 Latest update for Rivington Terraced Gardens

14th October 2020

The Terraced Gardens remain open.  Staff have begun undertaking regular maintenance work again and are getting back on top of the overgrown paths.  It will take a while yet for things to return to anything like ‘normal’ and we continue to ask all visitors to maintain social distancing and respect the current guidelines.

all our events remain on hold.

Unfortunately as people have returned to the Gardens the amount of litter being dropped has risen dramatically.  This includes dog waste bags.

Dropping litter is not allowed in the Gardens.  There are bins in all the car parks and on Georges Lane below the Pike.  If you can carry your food, drink and dog bags to the Gardens then you can clearly carry the empty (or full dog bag) back with you until you reach a bin.

Inexplicably people also seem to think that if someone else has dropped litter (at a gate or Information panel for example) then it is somehow okay for you to do it too.  It is not.

Given the very real risks during the Covid 19 Pandemic you are not just littering, you are also putting our staff and volunteers at risk. This is unacceptable and as a result we will shortly begin using Camera’s in the Gardens to capture image of those responsible.

Please continue to enjoy the Gardens and respect the incredible work done by our team and volunteers to protect and conserve this amazing landscape.

The Toilets at Great House Barn Information Centre have now reopened but visitors are asked to follow guidance there.

“These are difficult times, but they won’t last forever. We look forward to reopening the car parks and welcoming everyone back to our estates as soon as the official advice changes.”

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