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Weather: Parks in Ipswich close early today because of strong winds

09:49 13 February 2014

Holywells Park following last year

Holywells Park following last year's storms. Photo: Stuart Reeder

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Parks in Ipswich have closed early today over fears of injury caused by the high winds.


Many parks and open spaces don’t have lockable entrances and the council has advised people to take extra care in those areas because of the possibility of trees being damaged.

Ipswich Borough Council also closed the town’s cemeteries at 2.30pm because of the winds.

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  • as long as the poo is picked up people will not mind

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    Thursday, February 13, 2014

  • OK, let's examine this...."parks have closed". What? How did that happen? Parks are managed areas of grassland, pasture, wilderness and sports facilities and are not sentient beings. They cannot make a decision to opencloseexpandretreat etc etc. IBC manages the parks in Ipswich and that entity alone bears all responsibility. The simple addition of the word "have", as in "have been closed" would have saved the day!

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    Steve Blake

    Wednesday, February 12, 2014

  • With closing the parks you are depriving dog owners of a toilet for their beloved pets. This means they will have to defecate on the surround ing footpaths instead, most unfair.

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    jack rabbit

    Thursday, February 13, 2014

  • Ha! So even pedestrians had to take the long way round on Wednesday!

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    Winston Barrington Jr.

    Thursday, February 13, 2014

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