Iced waterways and ponds trigger warning

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COUNCIL chiefs are warning people not to use iced ponds and waterways as ice rinks after footprints were spotted on the frozen surface of a Chesterfield boating lake.

The footprints appeared the iced-over surface of Queen’s Park’s boating lake near the town centre during Tuesday, February 7, and have sparked concerns.

A spokesman for Chesterfield Borough Council, which manages the park, said: “Playing on ice is extremely dangerous and could have deadly consequences.

“We’d encourage everyone to heed these warnings about the dangers of skating or walking on any frozen pond and ask dog walkers to keep their animals on a lead when near frozen water.”

The area has frozen over after sub-zero temperatures have hit the region following a heavy snowfall at the weekend.