With heavy gusts of wind forecast for the area this evening, the City Council is advising people to avoid wooded areas of parks.

The Met Office has issued a severe weather warning for the East Midlands, with west to southwesterly gales and locally severe gales likely to sweep eastwards across the area this evening, including widespread inland lowland gusts of 50-60mph likely and some isolated gusts of up to 70mph.

Older, larger trees in some of the council’s parks are more vulnerable to becoming damaged by strong gales and as a precaution, the council’s advice is to avoid going into heavily wooded areas until the weather is calmer.

Two teams of council tree surgeons are on 24-hour call-out to respond to emergencies. They can be reached via Nottingham On Call on 0115 915 1633.