Following advice Holbeton Parish Council had to close the playpark and the bike track. The sports field was closed by Devon County Council. This is not because we want to make life difficult for families or because we like upsetting children. It is done because of the risk of cross infection which can occur on gate posts etc. and because of the possibility of injuries that put pressure on the NHS. To see people removing the closed signs and pulling off the tape and continuing to use these facilities is depressing. Please stop.We are all at risk including you. Battisborough X field remains open. The gate has been removed. Please do not exercise dogs here. Please follow social distancing guidelines regarding numbers of people using the space. If we are told these are not being followed we will have no alternative but to close the field.