Latest Parish Operations Notices

[Updated: 01/03/2022 – 10:00]

In keeping with the government’s removal of all remaining Covid restrictions in England as of 24 February 2022, Abbots Langley Parish Council has removed its Covid requirements for hirers and guests of Council venues. The Council will continue to follow government guidance aimed at reducing the risk of staff or guests catching and spreading COVID-19 at events held at Council venues. Priority actions to protect our staff and guests from coronavirus (COVID-19) are:

Maximum Capacity – Both Manor House and Tanners Wood Hall continue to operate at a reduced maximum capacity of 90 guests. This restriction will be reviewed on a monthly basis.
PPE – Face masks are provided for all staff but voluntary for both staff and guests. Hand sanitisers continue to be made available at all our venues.
Ventilation – Adequate ventilation is provided at all our venues.
Social Distancing – Guests are asked not to congregate at the Manor House bar after purchasing drinks. This is to protect both staff and guests.
Cleaning – All venues continue to be sanitised between functions.
Self-Isolation – We respectfully ask staff and guests with COVID-19 or displaying any of the main COVID-19 symptoms to stay away.
The Council Offices are once again open to the public. For information on hours please click here. The Council will continue to regularly review and update our Covid risk assessment as required.

[Updated: 18/01/2022 – 13:20]

In accordance with the Plan-B Covid restriction updates announced by the government
on January 7th and 11th, the following revised procedures will be implemented immediately for all events held at The Manor House Sports and Social Centre and Tanners Wood Hall:

Venue Capacity – Abbots Langley Parish Council venues continue to operate at 75% capacity. Maximum capacity remains 90 people including all hirers, guests, visitors, caterers, entertainers and staff.
Covid Pass – In line with government guidance, hirers are encouraged but not required to opt-in to using the NHS COVID Pass. If a hirer chooses to do so, it is the
hirer’s responsibility as the organiser to ensure all guests are in compliance. The Parish Council do not need to receive a copy of this information in advance of
the event.
Track and Trace – The hirer must retain a list of all event attendees in order to alert guests, contractors and caterers in case an attendee tests positive for Covid-19 post the event. Our venues also offer the NHS QR code, “Track and Trace”, should guests wish to use this option.
Face Coverings – Face coverings are not required in a venue, or part of a venue, that is being used wholly or mainly for eating, drinking, exercising/sport, dancing, or singing. Therefore, only events held primarily for the purpose of a meeting, such as meetings of community groups or business meetings, are required to were face coverings.
For more detailed information regarding Covid restrictions in operation at our venues please read our updated guidance ALPC Venues Covid Restrictions Protection Measures v4

The Parish Council office remains closed to visitors. If you need assistance, please contact the Parish Council by phone or email.

[Updated: 09/12/2021 – 15:40]

In line with Covid Plan B guidelines published by the government on December 8th, 2022, the following restrictions are now in place for all Abbots Langley Parish Council venues.

Abbots Langley Parish Council venues will continue to operate at 75% capacity to allow for sufficient space and ventilation.
Under no circumstances will any of our venues exceed a maximum of 90 people including all hirers, guest, visitors, caterers, entertainers and staff.
Face coverings will be required in most indoor settings at our venues unless proof of exemption is provided.

Hirers of Abbots Langley Parish Council venues and event organisers are required to check that all visitors aged 18 years or over are fully vaccinated, have proof of a negative test in the last 48 hours, or have an exemption.

Hirers of Abbots Langley Parish Council venues and event organisers are responsible for obtaining a detailed list of their guests so that if there is a contracted case of Covid from their booking all guests can be alerted. We provide NHS Track and Trace QR codes in all our venues for this purpose.

For more detailed information regarding Covid restrictions in operation at our venues please read ALPC Venues Covid Restrictions & Protection Measures v3 PDF
From 13 December 2021, Abbots Langley Parish Council office workers who can work from home will regularly do so.

The Parish Council office remains closed to visitors. If you need assistance, please contact the Parish Council by phone or email.

[Updated: 17/09/2021 – 14:20]

In line with government guidelines all parks, playing fields and venues are now open. The public toilets at Manor House are also open.

Venues are operating at 75% capacity to allow for sufficient space and ventilation.
Sanitation stations are available at all venues.

Wearing of masks at these venues is optional for guests, hirers and staff.

The NHS track and trace QR code is available at each venue and guests are encouraged to check in.

The Parish Council office is now staffed during regular parish council office hours, however, it remains closed to visitors. If you need assistance, please contact the Parish Council by phone or email.

[Updated: 11/01/2021 – 08:23]

In line with government guidelines the Skate Park, Multi Use Games Area and Tennis Courts at the Manor House Playing Fields are closed until further notice.

All Play Areas remain open.

The toilets at the Manor House, adjacent to the play area, are closed pending repairs following recent vandalism.

Further details on the government guidelines are available on the gov.uk website.


[Updated: 10/12/2020 – 13:11]

The Parish Council will be operating revised hours between 24th December 2020 and 4th January 2021.

Please note the office remains closed to visitors.

Full details are on the following link.

Christmas & New Year 2020-2021 Office Opening Hours PDF

[Updated: 2nd December 2020 – 10:01]

The area of the civil parish of Abbots Langley has been confirmed as in the government’s “Tier 2 – High Alert” area.

The Parish Council has reopened the Skate Park, Multi-Use Games Area and Tennis Courts on the Manor House Playing Fields.

Users are asked to comply with the Government’s latest coronavirus requirements.


[Updated: 09/11/2020 – 09:56]

Manor House Playing Fields

The Skate Park, Tennis Courts & Multi Use Games Area have been closed in line with government guidance.

Play areas will remain open as will the public toilet adjacent to the Manor House play area.


[Updated: 29/09/2020 – 13:32]

The Parish Council offices remain closed to callers.

Staff are working remotely and will respond to phone calls, voicemails and emails during normal office hours. See the following links.

Parish Council Contact Details

[Updated: 05/06/2020 – 10:02]

Following the most recent Government guidelines which cover the use of parks, open spaces and leisure facilities. The Parish Council confirms that the following facilities will remain closed to the public:

Play areas
Skate Parks
The public toilets at Manor House
Manor House & Tanners Wood Hall
Notices are displayed at these locations as a reminder to the public, but they are frequently being torn down.

The Parish Council offices remain closed to visitors, but the office is being manned on a rota basis and we are responding to calls, emails and messages (Mon-Fri). Contact details are available on our website.

[Updated: 01/06/2020 – 09:17]

We are removing huge volumes of rubbish from our open spaces. Please take rubbish home and avoid littering.

[Updated: 07/05/2020 – 15:06]

We are experiencing high levels of fly tipping in our open spaces, this includes general household waste, rotting food, garden waste and furniture units. This is taking up valuable staff time and effort to clear up.

There is no excuse for fly tipping.

Three Rivers District Council’s household refuse and recycling collections are now operating normally and Hertfordshire County Council Recycling Centres, the local “tips” are starting to reopen from 11th May, this includes the Waterdale Recycling Centre in Garston.

[Updated: 01/05/2020 – 11:48]

Staff are maintaining services where practical. Emails are being managed remotely and hopefully will be responded to quickly. We have an issue with our telephone system and currently can only access messages when someone is in the office, that is most working days, but our apologies if there is a delay in responding to voicemail messages.

Contact details for the Parish Council are on this link.

[Updated: 09/04/2020 – 09:12]

Staff are trying to keep put open spaces tidy and free of litter, this is not being helped by large quantities of domestic waste being dumped in litter bins, which are installed for small items of waste.

Three Rivers District Council have amended waste collection arrangements but there are still regular household collections. There is no reason to dump waste in parks or recreation areas. Revised waste collection arrangements are detailed on this link (scroll down to Refuse and Recycling).

The following poster may be of use in you are self-isolating at home, links to download and print at home are below.


Download Self-Isolating Poster (Black & White) PDF

Download Self-Isolating Poster (Colour) PDF

[Updated: 24/03/2020 – 14:43]

Following clear instructions from HM Government all of our play areas have been locked and are out of use for the foreseeable future.

Open spaces managed by the Parish Council are still open, please maintain social distancing and take any litter or dog waste home, as our litter picks may be operating on a reduced rota.

All Parish Council managed allotment sites are still open. The National Allotment Association has published coronavirus guidelines for allotment holders.

[Updated: 18/03/2020 – 11:55]

Due to the ongoing coronavirus situation the Parish Council is now operating in business continuity mode.

With immediate effect the Parish Council office will be closed to visitors. Staff will be working at home and accessing email and systems remotely.

If you have any questions or concerns about any area of the Parish Council’s operations then please email info@abbotslangley-pc.gov.uk.

We will be responding to booking enquiries and taking new bookings. Please email bookings@abbotslangley-pc.gov.uk.

The office will be staffed when possible and the telephone answered (01923 265139).

Office hours will be on a variable rota, if the office is not staffed please leave a voicemail, which we will respond to within 24 hours (Mon-Fri).

We are also establishing a working rota to ensure the open spaces are kept free of litter, dog bins are emptied and play areas are checked. All of this is of course dependant on the availability of fit and healthy staff.

The above is subject to change, possibly at short notice, but we will try to keep this page updated.