Coronavirus: Update on sports facilities in Warwick district - The Leamington Observer

Coronavirus: Update on sports facilities in Warwick district

Leamington Editorial 19th Mar, 2020   0

WARWICK District Council has issued an update on sports facilities in the area.

* Everyone Active has confirmed at present time Abbey Fields Swimming Pool, Castle Farm Recreation Centre, St Nicholas Park Leisure Centre and Newbold Comyn Leisure Centre, are open, and operating most of their activities.

Some activities have been cancelled and customers are advised to check with their local centre. In line with industry advice, the number of spaces in group exercise classes has been reduced by 50 per cent.

On site cafes are not selling hot food, and cleaning and signage regimes have been increased for the safety of customers.

The sports facilities at Myton School and Kenilworth School are closed from end of today until further notice. Customers are urged to contact their local centres with any questions they may have about opening times and activities. Visit for further details.

* Grass football pitches at Newbold Comyn, Harbury Lane, Castle Farm, St Nicholas Park, and St Marys Lands have now been closed for the rest of the season and should not be used as annual maintenance will start shortly in order to ensure the pitches are in the best possible condition for next season.

* Edmondscote Athletics track will be closed from tomorrow (Friday) until further notice.

* Bowls England has announced cancellation of all Bowls England events across the country for the 2020 season, including the National Championships held annually at Leamington’s Victoria Park greens. The council is liaising with local bowls clubs about the scheduled start of the local bowls season and will keep the situation under review in the coming weeks.

* Tennis courts at Victoria Park, Beauchamp Square Gardens, Abbey Fields and St Nicholas Park remain open for casual play. For more information about Victoria Park Tennis Club search VP Tennis Club on Facebook.

* ParkRun has cancelled all national events including local events at Newbold Comyn and St Marys Lands. Visit for further details.

A council spokesperson said: “We apologise for the disappointment and disruption that these closures may cause. The safety and well-being of our customers and staff is of paramount importance.

“The closures will be for an undetermined period of time and will remain under review in line with government advice. This is a fast changing situation and we will update our customers as soon as we can as things change. All our parks and public open spaces remain open at this stage, perfect for getting out and about, enjoying some fresh air and getting some exercise.

“Thank you for your patience and understanding which is invaluable during these challenging times.”

Public Notices

View and download all of the public notices in the Leamington Observer.


Receive a weekly update to your inbox by signing up to our weekly newsletter.

Reader Travel

Check out all of the latest reader travel offers to get your hands on some free gifts.


Weddings, Birthdays, Bereavements, Thank you notices, Marriages and more.