FLINTSHIRE Council has stressed that people continue to follow Welsh Government regulations and remain local when exercising.

Residents across the county are being asked to cooperate and follow the rules and regulations in staying local to home when exercising as Wales remains on lockdown.

A spokesman for the council said: “Over the Bank Holiday weekend it is essential that people in Flintshire and elsewhere follow Welsh Government regulations which do not allow people to drive to places in order to exercise, unless they have mobility issues.

“Most people are being considerate to others and are following the rules. However, with the Bank Holiday weekend approaching, there remains a risk that some people might attempt to congregate in groups or visit public open spaces against the regulations.”

The council say that whilst the car park at Wepre Park in Connah’s Quay is still locked - and the play area, visitor centre and toilets remain closed - people living local to the park can exercise there and local anglers can also access ‘The Rosie’ fishing pond.

They stress however that social distancing rules must be followed closely at all times.

There is limited legal parking available at popular destinations like Talacre, and council Enforcement Officers will be patrolling this and other areas on a regular basis over the Bank Holiday weekend.

The following car parks remain closed:

• Dock Road, Connah’s Quay

• Dock Road, Greenfield

• Flint Castle

• Gamfa Wyn, Talacre

• Gwaenysgor Viewpoint

• Life Boat Station, Flint

• Saltney Ferry Footbridge

• Station Road, Talacre

• The Lighthouse Car Park, Talacre has also been closed by the proprietor.

The council add that areas where there have been reports previously of people congregating, continue to be monitored by North Wales Police.