In the interests of public safety, Forbes Shire Council are initiating a temporary exclusion zone around the new container café in Lions Park.
“We are really pleased that so many tourists and members of the community are keen to enjoy this wonderful space by the lake,” says Forbes Shire Council General Manager, Steve Loane. “But we need to ensure that people are able to do this safely.”
Exclusion works in the park will include the erection of temporary bollards in front of the container café to separate pedestrian traffic from the road. Lions Park will also be extensively signposted with safety and shared zone signs.
The park features play equipment for children and the temptation for them to run over to this equipment is high. The BBQ area and new fishing platform share the space and the public need to be on the look-out for children in this vicinity.
“Our parks must remain safe places for the whole family,” says Steve Loane. “Cars don’t really belong in our parks, except to set up and pack down for events and markets. I’d encourage the community to relax and unwind in our beautiful open spaces, such as Lions Park and leave the car parked outside the park, or leave it a