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Five sports allowed for the weekend

Here are five sports the new guidelines will allow over the bank holiday weekend.
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Golf is one of the sports accepted under the revised restrictions. Photo: Simon Fitton


Golf resumed in Peterborough on May 13 - though with restrictions.

Nene Golf Ltd spoke to Peterborough Matters last week about how they were planning to re-open.

Peterborough's Milton Golf Club has been open to members only since the government relaxed the lockdown restrictions.

Andy Izod, secretary of the golf club, said: "We are allowing play in Two-Balls only and ensuring self-distancing is observed at all times.

"We have set up an operating system for members to pre-book their tee times and we ask then to arrive at the club no earlier than 10-minutes prior to their tee time.

"We have set up a circular route around the club so that those arriving do not ‘clash’ with those leaving after they have finished their game.

"PPE is provided to all staff and we have plenty of hand-gel available for members to use."

The club has members playing every day from 7am through to 7pm and has signed up over 25 new members since lockdown eased.


tennis2Tennis courts are opening but social distancing guidelines are in place. Photo: AdobeStock.


Massive demand means that City of Peterborough Tennis Club is only open to those who have membership. Prices start from £18.23 a month, but anyone else hoping to get back on serve will have to wait a while longer, until the clubhouse can be opened.

Rules for those who are taking to the court include marking your own tennis balls, and not picking up any balls that are not your own. Players are asked to avoid changing ends and there is a maximum of 2 people per court (unless all players are from the same household).

The club has seen 14 new members join in the last week - and courts are currently booked a week in advance!

The council also advised on May 15 that the tennis courts in Central Park and Itter Park are open for people to enjoy. You can play singles from someone from another household as long as appropriate social distancing is maintained, but playing with more than one person (for doubles) requires everyone to be from the same household.



Unfortunately Peterborough WakePark isn't yet open for rental or beginner sessions, but if you have your own equipment the Hampton-based facility is open and ready for boarders!

See the above video for the new rules being implemented at the park.


AdobeStock_345719285There are a few fishing spots opening in Peterborough. Photo: AdobeStock


Angling is permitted at Ferry Meadows under strict guidelines.

It is members only. If you are not currently a member, you may purchase a discounted membership valid until June 15. This costs £10 and bank transfer is the only accepted payment method. Contact Jonathan Means at Do not go fishing unless you have confirmation of membership

Anglers must fish on their own or with members of their own household. Anglers are not to fish adjacent pegs unless with a member of their own household. No matches and no keepnets allowed until further notice.

There is no night fishing. Once the Nene Park car parks are full you will be turned away; there is no overflow parking.

Hampton Lakes is open, but with a reduced number of pegs. Spaces will have to be booked in advance to ensure everybody gets the opportunity to fish. To book, call 07549200138 between 6pm and 8pm the day before you intend to fish, stating full name and lake of choice.

Lakes open are Serpentine, Happy Hollows 1 and 2, James Pond and Allen Vale.

Embryo Angling members will be able to fish at Crown Lakes.


Bike FlettonCycling near Hawksbill Way in Peterborough. Photo: John Baker


It's true that cycling has always been allowed as part of the one session of exercise per day guidance - but isn't it so much nicer to ride your bike to somewhere? The new rules let you pedal to the park and then sit and relax (at an appropriate social distance) for a while before you head back home. It's a sport with a picnic break in the middle.

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