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Cramlington dog park damaged by recent heavy rain

Alexandra Park dog park in Cramlington, Northumberland, has been closed temporarily after damage caused by recent heavy rainfall. 

Cramlington Town Council says the park has been closed to allow the grass to regrow. 

Councillor Mark Swinburn, Chair of the council’s Services Committee, said: “It is very well used and because of this and the recent heavy rainfall, areas of the turf are now just muddy earth, and the grass has worn away. 

“The closure is necessary because in its present state it is very slippery and this is hazardous for people and dogs, and also it needs a period of time to allow the grass to regrow. 

“We know that residents will be disappointed by this decision, but hopefully they will understand why it is necessary.” 

Meanwhile, a new dog park at Falmouth Drive has been approved by Cramlington Town Council and will be open in the spring. 

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