Crowthorne Parish Council

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COVID-19 COMMUNITY VOLUNTEERS

It is currently unknown what, if any, community response may be necessary and what may be asked of people to help out others due to the virus.

Crowthorne Parish Council is aware of the desire of many of those who are well and not self isolating to help in any way they can to volunteer in the community, assisting those who are forced to self isolate at home due to their age or health vulnerabilities in line with guidance from Central Government concerning COVID 19/Coronavirus.

Healthwatch Bracknell, Bracknell Forest Council, Involve and the various parish and town councils in the Bracknell Forest area (including Crowthorne Parish Council) are working together on a co-ordinated response. Details of the scheme can be found in the link. If you would like to volunteer for the scheme, or need help from it, please follow the link and sign up.

CROWTHORNE PARISH COUNCIL

THE PARISH COUNCIL OFFICE IS CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

If you have any queries that are urgent, we can be contacted via: -

Email: clerk@crowthornepc.org.uk

Telephone: 01344 771251

We will respond to your message as soon as we able to Monday to Friday 9am to 2pm subject to staff availability.

We apologise if we take a few days to reply but are dealing with both staff shortages and a higher than usual number of queries relating to Council services and facilities due to the  COVID 19 virus and social isolation/distancing restrictions.

Up to date Information on Coronavirus/COVID 19 can be found at:-

 www.gov.uk       www.nhs.uk    www.healthwatchbracknellforest.co.uk/

MORGAN CENTRE & PARISH HALL
FORCED CLOSURES
&

SUSPENSION OF MEETINGS & SURGERIES

The Parish Council has been forced to close its halls (Morgan Centre & Parish Hall) with immediate effect as they are both leisure buildings which the government has announced must shut to combat the spread of Coronavirus.

The Parish Council is so sorry that this measure is necessary as we know how many of the community take part in groups & activities in our halls…

TODDLER PLAY AREA, OUTDOOR GYM EQUIPMENT, ROPE SWINGER, PICNIC BENCHES  & TEENAGE SHELTER AT MORGAN RECREATION GROUND CLOSED WITH IMMEDIATE EFFECT

In line with the government’s orders during the evening of 23rd of March, ALL the play & gym equipment at the Morgan Recreation Ground is closed until further notice to help combat the spread of coronavirus.

Planning applications
and responses during Crowthorne Parish Council's operation of the High Consequence Infectious Disease Policy

Important information and responses regarding planning applications…

CLICK HERE >>

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Crowthorne Parish Council is pleased to confirm that the following facilities will re-open in accordance with the government’s lockdown easing measures, from 4 July.

  • Morgan Recreation Ground public toilets
  • Morgan Recreation Ground outdoor gym equipment
  • Morgan Recreation Ground outdoor play equipment including toddler play area

The Parish Council asks that all facility users use the facilities in accordance with the signage that will be displayed and that you are all respectful and tolerant of other users and our staff as things will look a little different and take some getting used to.

Our risk assessments can be accessed here >>.

FOR YOUR OWN SAFETY AND THE SAFETY OF OTHERS

Guidance for using the Morgan Recreation Ground play equipment, outdoor gym and public toilets:-

Crowthorne Parish Council will be opening all of their play equipment, outdoor gym and public toilets at the Morgan Recreation Ground on Saturday 4th July 2020. To ensure you are ready to use our facilities safely please read these simple instructions and plan ahead for safe fun this summer.

  1. Parents/facility users must read this guidance and ensure they and their families follow it carefully for the safety of their children and others.
  2. This equipment is checked regularly for damage, wear and tear. We will also endeavour to wipe down high touch areas once or twice a day however, is not sanitised or disinfected.
  3. Equipment users are encouraged to wipe down the areas of the equipment they touch before and after use.
  4. The equipment is shared, used at your own risk.
  5. Do not use this equipment if you or any member of your household has coronavirus symptoms, or are self-isolating.
  6. Make sure you have hand sanitiser with you before using the facilities and equipment.
  7. Ensure you and everyone in your family cleans their hands with soap and water, or with hand sanitiser, regularly and as a minimum before and after using the play area.
  8. Encourage children to avoid touching their faces.
  9. You MUST maintain social distancing from others unless they are from the same household.
  10. Equipment can only be used by one person/household at a time while social distancing. Please ensure your family waits at a safe distance if the equipment is in use or return later to use the equipment.
  11. Try to avoid busy times and if there is a queue for the equipment or toddler play area, restrict your session to 10 minutes so others can have a turn.
  12. The Morgan Recreation Ground public toilets will reopen, but only the disabled/baby change toilet will be open. Anyone can use this cubicle but only one household should be in the toilet area at once. Those waiting must queue outside (socially distanced)
  13. If your family is wearing disposable PPE, please take it home with you or where provided use the bins - DO NOT LITTER.
  14. Wash your hands when you get home.
  15. Numbers in the toddler play area will be restricted and social distancing MUST be observed in all areas of the park and whilst using equipment. There will be separate entry and exit gates to avoid contact with others.

We hope you enjoy using the facilities and thank you for helping to keep everyone safe by following these simple instructions.

Crowthorne market
Parish Council urges residents to shop more local

VISITING your local market may seem like a thing of the past but traders are encouraging villagers to support their local businesses.

Artisan breads, hot bacon baps, fresh fruit and vegetables or handmade silver jewellery are just some of the things you can buy at Crowthorne Market…

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Crowthorne Parish Council COVID-19 Risk Assessment for
re-opening the Morgan Centre
Applicable to all bookings after 25 July 2020

Important Notes

  1. The COVID-19 Risk Assessment may need to be updated in the light of any new government advice that may be forthcoming.
  2. These documents should be read in conjunction with relevant legislation and guidance issued by government, professional bodies and local authorities.
  3. Facility users and hirers are required to ensure they comply with the risk mitigation/minimisation measures contained within this document as a condition of attending their activities on site.
  4. The risks identified as the responsibility of the hirer and/or their groups/activity participants transfer to the person responsible for compliance with the risk assessment measures at the activity for the duration of their hire activity.

NEWS RELEASE

Bracknell Forest Council launches UK’s first local
COVID-19 Dashboard


5th November 2020

New one-stop shop for lockdown rules and local data across Berkshire

As England enters a second lockdown, Bracknell Forest Council has announced the launch of a COVID-19 Dashboard designed to provide residents with comprehensive guidance on the national restrictions that will remain in place until Wednesday, 2 December. Created to meet the needs of the local community, the website, www.berkshirepublichealth.co.uk, went live today and is the first of its kind in the UK…

NEWS RELEASE

COVID-19 restrictions and Bracknell Forest Council Services


5th November 2020

Following the Prime Minister’s announcement on Saturday on new national restrictions to stop the spread of COVID-19, some Bracknell Forest Council buildings will be closed from today (Thursday, 5 November).

As in the initial lockdown in the spring, the majority of council services will still be accessible via online and digital means but our most of our libraries and leisure services, run by our partner Everyone Active…

Bracknell Forest COVID-19 information pack Bracknell Forest COVID-19 information pack Bracknell Forest COVID-19 information pack

NEWS RELEASE

As the country comes out of national restrictions and returns to the regional tier system, residents in  BracknellForest are once again being called upon to play their part in helping to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

From December 2, the borough will be rated as tier 2 ‘high’ risk and so residents will need to follow the rules for that tier from Wednesday…

Bracknell Forest placed in
tier 2 “high risk”

26th November 2020

NEWS RELEASE

Due to a significant rise in the number of positive COVID-19 cases within the borough, Bracknell Forest has now been placed in tier 3 ‘very high’ risk.
 

Since the borough entered tier 2 just two weeks ago, the rate has risen from 87.3 per 100,000 to 222 per 100,000.

Tier 3 restrictions will come into force 00:01am on Saturday, 19 December.  Now, more than ever, the residents of Bracknell Forest are being urged to play their part and adhere to the regulations to help prevent the spread of COVID-19…

Bracknell Forest placed in tier 3

17th December 2020

NEWS RELEASE

Bracknell Forest residents must stay at home and stick to new tier 4 restrictions from Sunday, 20 December and must not form Christmas bubbles.

New rules were announced by the Government on Saturday, 19 December, which places the borough in tier 4 from midnight.

Residents must stay at home...

Bracknell Forest tier 4 restrictions and Christmas bubbles

19th December 2020

NEWS RELEASE

The council is providing further clarity on the return of pupils to the borough’s schools in January following the education secretary’s announcement on 30 December…

Bracknell Forest Schools - January return information

31st December 2020

PUBLIC LETTER

To all residents of Bracknell Forest,
 

Thank you for the support you have shown the NHS and social care during this pandemic. We are writing to you to ask for your help to keep our communities safe.

You will be aware that we are under a national lockdown as a result of significant increases in the numbers of people testing positive for COVID-19. Our local community has high levels of infection and cases are still rising…

Staying safe and using services

21st January 2021

NEWS RELEASE

A walk-through COVID-19 testing facility opened this afternoon (Thursday) at Bracknell Leisure Centre, as part of the Government’s UK-wide drive to improve the accessibility of coronavirus testing for communities…

Walk-through COVID-19 testing centre opens at Bracknell Leisure Centre

16th January 2021

NEWS RELEASE

An extra 1.7 million people in England, some of whom are from Bracknell Forest, have been added to the shielding list in the fight against Covid-19 this week. The Government has also extended the shielding period for those who are clinically extremely vulnerable until 31 March, 2021…

Large expansion to the people being asked to shield against COVID-19

19 February 2021

NEWS RELEASE

One in three individuals carry COVID-19 with no symptoms at all and without realising it. Rapid asymptomatic testing is important in breaking the chain of transmission. From Monday 29 March the rapid test centres in Bracknell Forest will be offering a community collect service for home kits alongside the current rapid test service…

Community collect sites for home COVID-19 tests open

29 March 2021

NEWS RELEASE

Bracknell Forest Council has officially requested that surge testing is deployed across specific parts of the borough given the rising rate of Delta variant COVID-19 cases.


The council is in discussion with both Public Health England and the Government around the need for surge testing locally as the borough’s case rate has risen from 5.7 per 100,000 on 20 May to 96.3 on 4 June and the Delta variant is the most dominant locally…

Bracknell Forest Council formally requests surge testing

10 June 2021

NEWS RELEASE

Surge testing will start in the GU47 0 postcode area of Bracknell Forest from Wednesday, 16 June, to help try and reduce the spread of the Delta variant* locally.

The surge testing will also apply to staff and pupils at all the borough’s secondary schools as well as staff at all primary schools. Primary school children do not need to take part unless they attend Binfield CE Primary School where case numbers have been rising…

Surge testing to start in Bracknell Forest to control spread of COVID-19 variant

11 June 2021

As part of our continued drive to encourage our younger population in Bracknell Forest to get vaccinated, we will have a Covid-19 vaccination pop-up unit in Bracknell town centre this Friday (9 July) to Monday (12 July).

If you have a child, a relative or friend, aged 18+ who is yet to receive their first Covid-19 vaccination, then why not …

Covid-19 Vaccine Pop Up Site in Bracknell Town Centre this Friday (9 July)
to Monday (12 July)

8 July 2021

COVID-19 RISK ASSESSMENTS

Below you will find our latest and most up-to-date Covid-19 related Risk Assessments

Covid-19 Related Information