The car parks at a country park in Peterborough have been closed due to a "concerning" number of people failing to follow social distancing rules.

Nene Park Trust said they made the decision to close the Ferry Meadows car parks on Saturday until "further notice" for the safety of visitors and staff.

The Trust said staff were "very stretched" and unable to carry out their duties and the situation will be reviewed again on June 1.

  • Greg Higby, park ranger at Ferry Meadows

"The park was extremely busy today, Saturday 30th May", the Trust said.

"Unfortunately there were a concerning number of people not adhering to social distancing guidelines and the Park Code, to the point where our team were very stretched and unable fulfill their duties for the vast majority of respectful visitors.

"For this reason and to contain the number of visitors we have taken the decision to close the car parks at Ferry Meadows from Sunday 31st May.

"Our Rangers have been working tirelessly managing car parking and keeping people safe. We have taken this decision for their safety, and for the safety of all our visitors to Nene Park."