In March, the Government gave instructions for the closing of all children’s play areas as part of a strategy to reduce the spread of Covid-19. The Government have recently announced that playgrounds can reopen from 4th July, subject to the management of playground facilities being safe and compliant with Government guidelines.
The responsibility for managing the village play area on the Recreation Ground, making sure that it is safe for all users, rests with the Parish Council. The Parish Council have received the Government guidelines and is currently assessing the actions required that may allow the play area to open. The Parish Council will only consider reopening the Parish Council if it deemed safe to do so and if the requirements laid down in the guidelines can be achieved.
For the time being the playground remains closed. It is understandable that children will be wanting to use the facilities, but for everyone’s health, patience is required.