Janet Delap (Letters, April 23) is quite right to deplore the closure of Huntington Cemetery. There seems to be little logic or consistency in determining which parks, cemeteries and public spaces stay open and which are closed, and the situation is particularly distressing for bereaved relatives denied access to graves.

The closure of York Cemetery is especially regrettable, because this is also an established recreational space, beautifully maintained and a haven for wildlife. And it has so many paths that social distancing is easy. The Butterfly Walk must be a delight in this warm spring.

While people are restricted to one hour’s exercise and told to stay local, it is important for all the city’s public spaces to be open, to disperse the numbers of people trying to stay fit. Locked down needn’t mean locked out.

Peter Hollindale,

Grange Garth, York