Severn Trent reminds people its visitor centres are closed ahead of warm weekend 

Friday 24th April 2020

Severn Trent’s reminding people its visitor sites remain closed ahead of the warm weekend.

The company closed all of its visitor sites in March to help limit the spread of the coronavirus, and is now reminding people to keep safe and resist the temptation to visit this weekend.

Donna Marshall, Senior Visitor Engagement Lead says: “With the nice weather set to continue, we really do what to remind everyone that our visitor sites remain closed, so no one should be trying to access them. We know the temptation is there to use the site for a walk, cycle or run, but it’s really important that people don’t.

“We know people are still accessing the sites, and even attempting to go out on the water. We can’t stress just how dangerous this could be, especially as there would be no one around to raise the alarm if you did get into any trouble.”

Severn Trent closed all of its visitor sites in March, to help reduce the chance of the virus spreading and to protect the public and will remind closed for the foreseeable future.

“We didn’t make this decision lightly, but in these exceptional circumstances we find ourselves it’s important that we’re looking after ourselves, and each other,” adds Donna. “We’re looking forward to welcoming everyone back to our sites when it’s safe to do so, but we’re really asking that everyone keeps away while they’re closed.”

Some of the sites closed are:

• Carsington Water in Derbyshire;

• Draycote Water in Warwickshire;

• Foremark in Derbyshire;

• Shustoke in Birmingham;

• Staunton Harold in Derbyshire;

• Thornton in Leicestershire;

• Tittesworth in Staffordshire;

• Trimpley in Worcestershire;

• Upper Derwent Valley – Derwent, Howden and Ladybower in Derbyshire; and 

• Linacre in Derbyshire.