Children's Play Equipment & Outdoor Gym - Announcement 3rd July 2020
The Government recently announced
that Play Ares and Outdoor Gyms could be re-opened on 4th July 2020 and produced
guidance on how these should be safely re-opened and
managed effectively to enable their use, whilst minimising the transmission
risk of COVID-19.
The full guidance is available at:
The guidance includes the requirement for the Parish Council to carry out an appropriate COVID-19 risk assessment, which we have done.
Our Risk Assessment takes each of the Key Principles as set out in the guidance and assesses whether or not the Council can put practical arrangements in place for the Play Areas and Outdoor Gym.
On the basis of this assessment the Green Gym will re-open tomorrow with signage about what to do/not to do when using the equipment, including arrows indicating a one way, clockwise system around the main Big Rig. The Tennis Courts and MUGA have already been re-opened.
Unfortunately, having assessed what is required to get the play areas ready to re-open safely, we did not have the staff or resources to do this for this weekend and as such, for the time being, the Play Areas remain Closed.
It is our top priority to get the Play Areas re-opened safely, as soon as possible, and we will be working on this next week including putting in place measures to promote social distancing on certain items and carrying out a one-off deep clean of all of the equipment.
Once this has been done we will re-open the Play Areas and will put up signage on what to do/not to do when using the equipment.
Your patience is appreciated and remember: - You should not use the Recreation Ground if you are showing coronavirus
Parish Council Meetings - Update 3rd July 2020
The next meeting of
the Parish Council will be held virtually via ‘Zoom’ on MONDAY 13th July 2020, at 7.30PM. Press and Public are welcome to attend and the Zoom details, meeting ID, password, and link will be written on the Agenda for the meeting.
You will be able to view the Agenda and supporting documents under Council Meetings, Minutes, Agendas, and Planning Addendums. If you
have any questions which you would like a detailed reply to at the meeting, please email these in advance to firstname.lastname@example.org.
PARISH COUNCIL OFFICE
Following Government advice on COVID-19 the Council Office is still closed to the public until further notice.
You can email or telephone us on the above contact details and we will get back to you as soon as we can.
Update regarding the Annual Governance and Accountability Return
Due to the impact of COVID 19 the Statutory Audit deadlines are being extended and amended regulations will be effective from 30th April 2020.
These regulations extend the audit deadlines and remove the requirement for the public inspection period to include the first 10 working days of July. Instead, the public inspection period must begin on or before 1 September 2020, meaning that the Council has until 31 August 2020, at the latest, to approve and publish the AGAR.
The date by which the completion of the final accounts and AGAR, together with any certificate or opinion issued by the local auditor, must be published has changed from 30 September 2020 to 30 November 2020.