Parish Council Notices
The Government has set out its plan to ease restrictions in a number of ways from 4th July. Included in the list of places that may now re-open are outdoor gyms and playgrounds. The Government Guidance is clear that these moves should be taken only if we can ensure that we ‘continue to protect our communities and our NHS’. The virus is still out there.
We have carried out the required risk assessment and we have studied the legal obligations relating to health and safety. We have also consulted with our District Council. In the light of all these factors, the Parish Council has decided to keep the children’s playground and village hall carpark closed until further notice. The situation will be reviewed regularly during the summer.
We realise that this will disappoint many people. We ask for your patience and that you respect the requirement to stay away from the play equipment.
The emergency committee have organised a team of volunteers to support those who are self-isolating. Please contact one of the people below if you are willing to volunteer, or if you need to self-isolate and would like some support.
Bob Powell 02476 303433
Tony Cox 07803 782713
Jan Lucas 07847 015154
In the meanwhile, please follow the latest government advice:
Do watch national news and/or listen to the radio to keep up to date with government advice and recommendations.
Spring Water on the Green
Please note that the water from the pump on the green has been tested recently and coliform bacteria has been found in it. Coliform in itself is not dangerous, but it could signify other pathogens, and so the Parish Council are recommending that the water should not be drunk. The Parish Council will be monitoring the water, with the aid of WDC environmental health, and any changes will be notified here.
Please note also that the water from the spout is definitely not drinkable, and never will be
Make the right call
Warwickshire Police have launched a series of help and advice pages and donwloadable leaflets in the contact section of their website. The information is there to support members of the public in 'making the right call' in the event of something happening and to make the right call to the right service first time. This, in turn, will reduce the number of calls going in to the Warwickshire Police communications centre, meaning that the staff are available for the Grade 1 emergency calls and to reduce the waiting time for anyone calling on 101.
Please click on the following link to see the information: make the right call
New permissive paths in Bubbenhall Wood
In 2016, Bubbenhall Wood and Bubbenhall Meadow (the land between Ryton Pools and Bubbenhall Wood) were bought by Warwickshire Wildlife Trust. Their aim is to give greater access to the countryside and as part of this plan they have opened up two new permissive paths:
1. From Shrubs Lodge across Bubbenhall Meadow, finishing in Pagets Lane opposite the new entrance to Bubbenhall Wood.
2. A circular walk around Bubbenhall Wood, accessible either from the new entrance in Pagets Lane, or from Middle Ride (the existing public footpath)
Please note that dogs are required to be kept on a lead at all times, and kept well away from the pools in the meadow.
Please remember that parking in Pagets Lane causes problems for local residents.
Audit of Parish Council Accounts
The external audit of the Parish Council accounts has been completed and the Notice of Conclusion of Audit can be viewed within the documents section for 2018/19.