Covid-19

Parish Council Public Open Spaces and Parish Council meetings

 

In line with Government guidance, our play areas and skate park at the Winscombe War Memorial Recreational Ground and Sandford Winnowing End have now been reopened.

The Recreation Ground in Winscombe will remain open to allow parishioners to use the open space to exercise and access the Strawberry Line whilst respecting responsible social distancing, the vehicular access gates to the ground have also been re-opened, this is in line with latest Government Guidance that does not prohibit people from travelling to exercise or socialise responsibility.  However, the gate may sometimes be locked due to some recent anti-social behaviour.  The Ilex Lane Allotments will remain open at this time although we are following guidance from the National Association of Local Councils and the Allotment Society in this regard.

 

During the current Coronavirus Epidemic, the Parish Council is unable to meet as usual, therefore, virtual meetings will be held each month, until the situation returns to normal, in order that the Parish Council can address issues and continue to function. Planning Committee meetings have also been restarted, virtually, but all other Committees and Working Groups are still on hold.

 

If anyone wishes to join the Parish Council or Planning Committee meetings as a member of the public, the meeting IDs and passwords will be displayed on the relevant Agenda, alternatively, you can contact the Clerk (Parish Council Meetings) or Deputy Clerk (Planning Committee Meetings) for this information. You will be allocated time at the start of the meetings to raise anything and then will be asked to listen only for the remainder of the meeting. Alternatively, if you wish to raise anything, then please email the Clerk clerk@winscombeandsandford-pc.gov.uk or Deputy Clerk deputy@winscombeandsandford-pc.gov.uk, no later than 12noon the Thursday before the meeting.

 

The meeting will be held using Zoom video technology in line with the changes to the regulations which came into force on the 4th April - The Local Authorities & Police & Crime Panels (Coronavirus) (Flexibility of Local Authority & Police & Crime Panel Meetings) (England & Wales) Regulations 2020