Cassiobury Park has been temporarily closed after trees were damaged as a result of bad weather.

Heavy rain fall and a storm yesterday (August 12) caused trees to be destroyed in the park, with some having fallen because of the weather.

Today (August 13) Watford Borough Council has temporarily closed the park and has taped off hazardous areas for tree experts to assess the damage.

It is advising people not to visit “for their own safety”. Barriers have been placed at several entrances to advise people not to enter the park.

Watford Observer:

Watford Observer:

Trees were destroyed in Cassiobury Park (Photo Friends of Cassiobury Park)

Mayor of Watford Peter Taylor said: “Cassiobury Park took a direct hit from the storms last night and due to this many trees have suffered extensive damage. Tree experts have been in the park this morning and have recommended we temporarily close the park to keep visitors safe from falling trees and debris.

“This has been done temporarily whilst emergency repair work takes place to the affected trees. I know this will be a frustration to the park’s many visitors but keeping people safe must be our highest priority. The park will reopen as soon as it is safe to do so.”

Anyone can call Watford Council's call centre on 01923 226400 if they see a tree down because of high winds.