We continue to review the use of our open spaces in line with guidance from the Government

Look out for our detailed yellow signs.

We would also ask that you adhere to the Governments guidance on accessing green space safety.




Following the Government announcement that children’s play areas could re-open on Saturday 4th July there has been a set of Regulations issued that the Council has had to give due consideration to before being able to safely open any of the play areas under its control.  These regulations are quite onerous and there has been significant changes made almost daily this week which has made it impossible for the Council to prepare and open all of the play areas in the town.

The focus has been on opening the more popular sites at The Heath and also the Skatepark at Love Lane which has been achieved.  The remaining play sites at Woods Meadow, Borough Road, Paddock Way, Penns Farm, Bell Hill and Ramshill are expected to be opened during the next week.  Some of the play areas contain enclosed sections which, in accordance with the regulations, the Council has to determine the maximum number of people who can be inside the fenced areas at any given time.  These are:

The Heath – 14

Woods Meadow – 9

Bell Hill Toddler Area – 15

Paddock Way – 20

Ramshill – 50

Signage will be erected next week at each site confirming this information and the numbers will be kept under review at each site to determine whether these capacities are appropriate.

In addition it is hoped that the public toilets at The Heath will be re-opened shortly.  Advanced discussions are ongoing with our Health & Safety consultants and the EHDC Environmental Health team.  Once these are completed it is expected that the toilets can be re-opened.

In the meantime thank you for your forebearance and patience.

Please continue to respect other residents by maintaining social distancing.

Please help us to protect our open spaces by leaving no trace of your visit.

Thank you!



21 Replies to “Open Spaces – Covid-19”

  1. joseph simpson says:

    As more people are using the heath. When will the toilets at the heath be reopened as the only toilets open are tesco and the garage thank you

    • Kathryn Ellis-Blandford says:

      We are in the process of getting the toilets ready for opening and they will be reopen once it is safe to do so.

      • Phil says:

        providing they are cleaned regularly it is safe now, Bognor Regis do not have any problem!

        • Kathryn Ellis-Blandford says:

          We are currently conducting a risk assessment to see if they can be opened safely.

          • Kris says:

            Hello, I am hoping to do a sd picnic next fri (17th July), I notice the kiosk is open, but can you confirm if the toilets are or will be please?
            Many thanks

  2. Alan Whitlock says:


    Is stand up and paddle boarding allowed on the lake at present? If so, do I need a boating licence?


  3. Emma says:

    Is the heath hiring out rowing boats at the moment or is it private boating only?

  4. Juliet Bolwell says:

    Hello, is there an accessible toilet open at Petersfield Heath?

  5. Christine Taylor says:

    Please could you update us on the toilets and if they are now open please?
    13 July 2020

    • Kathryn Ellis-Blandford says:

      Unfortunately environmental health officers and our own health and safety consultants are not yet satisfied that it is safe for us to reopen the toilets. We are trying to reach a resolution.

  6. SN says:

    Hi, when will the public toilets be open at the Heath lake please?

    • Kathryn Ellis-Blandford says:

      Environmental Health are not yet satisfied that they can be reopened covid-safely. We are working with them on this to try and find a solution. We will announce as soon as the situation changes.

  7. amy says:

    hi looking to have a family picnic at peterfield lake/ heath and wondered if toilets would be reopened by middle august?
    Many thanks

  8. Amy says:

    Hi, are the toilets currently open?

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