[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.
[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 email@example.com.
We will be responding to booking enquiries and taking new bookings. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.