COVID-19 Play Parks Risk Assessment Report

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Dear Resident 

Just like everyone, Stratton St. Margaret Parish Council has found itself having to adapt and do things differently over the last few months.

We are now at the stage where we are looking at how we help our community recover.

I want to update you on the reopening of our services.

Your Parish Council has stayed operational throughout, but some services have been on a hiatus. These services are now returning, but in a modified way. Meadowcroft Community Centre and all Play areas have opened from 4 July 2020. The Library is open for click and collect service to begin with. Be aware we will be doing things differently and some of the services we provided previously cannot be offered at the moment. For example, we will not be able to take cash payments, nor offer public computer use, nor permit library browsing, provide conference facilities or have physical meetings. Please check with us before you visit. You can still conduct your business with us over the telephone or electronically if you wish.

We have supported vulnerable families and have worked closely with other front line organisations. We have also endeavoured to keep our open Spaces and cemeteries open, and our various outdoor children’s play areas are open. Parents will need to ensure that they and their children maintain social distance and observe rigorous hand cleaning before and after using the play equipment. We still need to look after each other.

I am very proud of the Council staff that has enabled this relaunch as well as all the councillors who have each support the community in whatever way they can. Last but not least , I would like to thank you. Our community has excelled in supporting and helping each other as I knew Stratton St Margaret would, and I have been moved by the kindness and altruistic behaviour that we have seen.

This year we have continued to support Swindon Young Carers as my chosen charity, in the absence of being able to undertake fund raising events we will soon be making a just-giving page. This is to support young people in our community and I hope you can spare a little to help this fantastic organisation which is working even harder during this time #swindonyoungcarers

Covid-19 has not gone away. We know you are still anxious, and we have tried to make our services as safe as we can, but each one of you will need to continue acting reasonably and safely for yourselves and others by observing the guidelines that are in place in order for us to ensure it remains a safe place. If you witness any anti-social behaviour then please report this to the Police by dialling 101.

I hope you are able to enjoy the fresh air and Summer holidays.

Cllr Robert Jandy
Parish Chair


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