Police issue Wepre Park visitors with fines for lockdown travel breaches
A number of visitors to Wepre Park have been issued with fines by police for lockdown travel breaches today, Saturday January 9.
Officers were spotted at the park asking visitors where they had travelled from according to posts on the Connah’s Quay group Facebook page.
Under the current level four restrictions in Wales, exercise should start and finish from your home and generally, this should not involve people driving to a location away from home.
There have been reports the car park has been full over the past two weekends despite Welsh government restrictions clearly stating that only those “specific health or mobility issues” can drive to a location to take exercise.
Posting on the North Flintshire Police Team Facebook page, a spokesperson said: “Please remember you cannot travel for the purpose of exercise unless you have a very good reason such as requiring to attend somewhere flat due to a disability.”
“Exercise must start and finish at home – we know previously you’ve been allowed to travel but that is not now the case.
“We have been at a number of locations today including Wepre Park where a number of people have been reported for the breaches.”
They later issued an update stating: “10 more people fined at Wepre Park since this post!”
It was a similar situation at Moel Famau where North Wales Police Rural Team spent the day turning away visitors.
“Despite warnings time after time, we still have people blatantly ignoring signs, driving on treacherous roads and breaching COVID rules at Moel Famau.”
The Rural Team also tweeted (in relation to Moel Famau) “Another day wasted dealing with COVID rule breakers.”
“So frustrating that we have to deal with these people who simply don’t care whilst the vast majority of us do the right thing and stay at home.”
“We are seeing people from England and various areas of Wales…so selfish.”
Another day wasted dealing with COVID rule breakers😡
So frustrating that we have to deal with these people who simply don’t care whilst the vast majority of us do the right thing and stay at home
We are seeing people from England and various areas of Wales…so selfish😥 pic.twitter.com/HjbOJ9tKgd
— NWP Rural Crime Team /Tîm Troseddau Cefn Gwlad HGC (@NWPRuralCrime) January 9, 2021
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