29 May 2020 - Visitor Information for the Weekend

With the Commons slowly making their way back to full use, we would ask all our visitors to take note of the following advice/restrictions:


Bins – if bins are full, please take your rubbish or dog-waste home for disposal. Our staff are stretched beyond capacity and are currently having to empty bins twice a day – this compares to twice a week prior to the pandemic. Please help us keep the Commons clean and tidy.

Cyclists – Please keep to the permitted cycle paths, slow down, maintain 2m distance at all times and no spitting. We respectfully suggest that with such high visitor numbers you might want to leave the bikes at home during peak times.

Runners – please slow down, maintain 2m distance at all times and no spitting. We understand you are running to a schedule, but please ensure you are aware of others around you and maintain that 2m distancing. If you can’t pass people safely, then stop and wait.

Horses – Horses are once again out on the Commons using the horse rides and you should take care if walking near the horse rides – horses can be easily spooked.

Dog-walkers – we now strongly advise that dogs be on lead between 9am and 7pm (please see post from 27 May for details). Outside these times they can be off lead with the exception of the seasonal restrictions on The Plain and around Queensmere where they must be on lead. Please keep dogs out of the ponds to protect our young wildfowl.

Golf – is being played on Saturday and Sunday starting at 7am and finishing early afternoon. When golf is not being played please keep off the greens and tees.

Car Parks – The Telegraph Car Park on Putney Heath is now open. Please park within the marked bays which are of a size to assist with proper social distancing. We are anticipating opening the Windmill Car Park on Monday 1 June but with reduced capacity. Further information to follow over the weekend.

Tea Rooms – the Tea Rooms are open for a takeaway service only. Please dispose of your rubbish responsibly.

Toilets – the Toilets remain closed and you should factor this in to your visit. The disabled Toilet is accessible with a RADAR key.

Please be kind and respectful to fellow visitors – everyone needs to be able to enjoy the Commons safely.