Published March 23, 2020, 8:06 a.m.
Grass & General Grounds Maintenance
During these unprecendented times the Parish Council has been advised by our Contractor, Swindon Borough Council, that they are running with a reduced workforce and their focus will be on delivering critical services.
For the foreseeable future, and while the UK remains on critical service levels, services such as grass cutting and hedge trimming will be given a lower priority and may not be carried out in some areas for some time. We would ask that residents be patient over the coming few weeks/months.
Following the announcement made by Central Government yesterday we would ask that all Parishioners take heed of the Governments request to stay at home and only make trips outside if totally necessary, for essential food and/or medical supplies, and/or for exercise.
Full guidance on staying at home can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/full-guidance-on-staying-at-home-and-away-from-others
As it stands our parks will remain open and we ask the public to use our open spaces responsibly and sensibly and adhere to social distancing advice.
Residents however must NOT visit our parks to use play equipment, have picnics, engage in sporting activities, gather in large groups or anything else where it is impossible to adhere to the 2m rule as has been highlighted before.
Allotment plot holders should not leave home to tend to their plots unless entirely necessary should they be reliant on produce grown themselves.
We will endeavor to update this page with all relevant and useful information and guidance.
For more information on how you can help those who need it in the local Swindon community or get help please visit: http://vas-swindon.org/coronavirus-help-page/
Due to the latest Government advice on social distancing and staying home. The Parish Council have decided to close Chapel Street Public Conveniences. This is to minimise the spread of the Coronavirus to staff and members of the public.
All are strongly advise to adhere to social distancing measures in place and all measures that may be enforced over the coming days/weeks.
Our Leisure Garden sites will remain open. However,
the measures currently in place include limiting time spent outside of your home as a precaution to maintain your own personal health. These are unprecedented times and extreme
measures are being bought into action to tackle the spread of the virus for the
safety of all residents.
You MUST only make essential trips where necessary.
Following advise from Central Government; The Parish Office, Pinetrees Community Centre, John Moulton Hall and Parish Libraries are closed until further notice.
Parish Officers and staff are working from home and will be available during the working week (Mon – Friday, 9.30am / 4.30pm) and this will continue unless otherwise directed. Should you need to contact the office PLEASE CALL; 01793 466499 or EMAIL US and we will assist accordingly.
We strongly recommend that all our Parishioners follow all Government guidance around social distancing. This information can be found at the following link: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus
Guidance is particularly crucial if you are:
Furthermore, a list of basic Do’s & Don’ts can be found on the NHS website: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/
Swindon Borough Council have a dedicated web page where you can find out up to date information on their services. This web page can be found here: https://www.swindon.gov.uk/info/20129/emergency_comms/1094/information_about_coronavirus
Voluntary Action Swindon, Volunteer Centre Swindon and Swindon Borough Council are working together and in collaboration with Parish Councils and Community Organisations to help those who need it in the local Swindon community. For more information on how you can help or get help please visit: http://vas-swindon.org/coronavirus-help-page/
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