Parks in Wolverhampton including popular spots like West Park, Bantock Park and East Park, will open from 8am - 9pm seven days a week.
The city’s cemeteries will also open longer at weekends.
- all cemetery sites, excluding Bushbury Cemetery and Crematorium along with Danescourt Cemetery, will open Monday to Friday from 1pm to 7pm
- Bushbury Cemetery and Crematorium and Danescourt Cemetery, will remain open Monday to Friday from 4pm to 7pm
- Bank Holiday and weekend opening for all cemetery sites is 1pm to 7pm
The council is urging residents to be considerate of others, at times cemeteries will be closed while funerals take place - this may affect opening times.
Councillor Steve Evans, Cabinet Member for City Environment at City of Wolverhampton Council, said: “We’ve assessed the safety aspects and in line with government guidance we’re now able to make adjustments and extend the visiting times at cemeteries for the public.
“All our sites function slightly differently. In the current climate, Bushbury Cemetery and Crematorium and Danescourt Cemetery both have several funeral services each day, which is why were unable to use a one size fits all approach.
“We’re working in phases and plan to get opening hours back to normal as soon as it is safe to do so. In doing this, we must protect residents’ health including staff who work at our parks and cemetery sites. Which is why we expect people to keep to the government’s social distance guidance.
“I’d like to thank local people for their co-operation, understanding and patience. It’s never easy to lose a loved-one, and it’s been particularly difficult during the national pandemic with strict government restrictions in place.”
For more information about our cemeteries and opening times, visit the council’s website. No public enquiries onsite, please call the Bereavement enquiry number: 01902 554992.