Parks and Covid test site closed for Storm Eunice

A red warning has been issued for London until 3pm

(credit: Waltham Forest Council)
(credit: Waltham Forest Council)

Waltham Forest’s parks and a number of public buildings have closed today as the borough battens down the hatches for Storm Eunice.

In the early hours of this morning, a severe red weather warning was issued for all of London, meaning there is a danger of death.

Everyone is advised to stay home until at least 3pm today, as wind speeds as high as 70mph are expected.

Waltham Forest Council has issued a statement that all of the borough’s parks and the Walthamstow Wetlands are closed for the day.

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The rapid Covid testing site at Leyton Cricket Ground is also closed. However, all other testing sites remain open.

The North London Waste Authority has also chosen to close all of its outdoor reuse and recycling sites due to the storm.

Walthamstow Toy Library has also chosen to cancel all play sessions booked for today – tickets will be refunded or transferred to next week.

More information on how to stay safe or report a fallen tree is available on the council’s website here.

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