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Parks and green spaces

Published on 25 March 2020

Parks and green spaces

Avian Influenza

FAO Allotment holders:

If you have birds on your plot, they will no longer have to be housed from 1 April 2021.

The risk of avian influenza to both wild and kept birds has reduced to ‘medium’. The Avian Influenza Prevention Zone (AIPZ) requiring enhanced biosecurity will remain in force but Wednesday 31 March 2021 will be the last day poultry and other captive birds will need to be housed (housing restrictions end 23:59 31 March 2021). Bird gatherings are still prohibited. High standards of biosecurity remain essential as infection may still be present in the environment.

Further information can be found on the governent's website.

 

Parks and Green Spaces

We are urging visitors to follow social distancing guidelines and to dispose of their litter responsibly.

  • Do not visit any of our facilities if you have any symptoms - See NHS guidelines if this applies to you.
  • Observe social distancing.
  • Keep children supervised at all times.
  • Avoid touching surfaces (such as gates or handrails) and your mouth and face. Please follow Public Health England advice on hand washing and bring along your own sanitiser.
  • Take all your litter home or use a litter bin.
  • Keep dogs on leads and pick up dog mess.
  • Wash your hands when you get home.

Parks and open spaces maintenance may be reduced at this time so we are focussing on keeping sites as safe and clean as possible. We’d appreciate the co-operation of the public who continue to use our green spaces in making use of litter bins.

Our play areas and outdoor gyms are open. Please follow the government’s national restrictions guidance.

 

Facilities update

The Talkin Tarn kiosk takeaway service reopened on Monday 8 March. When using and visiting the facilities please follow social distancing rules and when entering the kiosk, wear a face covering.

The site remains open with the public toilets open between 9am and 5pm.

 

Allotment advice

To ensure our allotment sites can remain open and users are safe, please refer to the National Allotments Society guidelines.

National Allotments Society guidance in summary is as follows:

  • Keep hand sanitiser in your shed and wash your hands regularly.
  • Use hand sanitiser before opening and closing any gate locked.
  • Observe “Social Distancing” - Stay two metres (6ft) away from other people.
  • Do not share tools.
  • Minimise the contact with each other for example no handshakes.
  • Do not wash your hands in water troughs.
  • All communal facilities are closed.
  • Please consider neighbours and don’t burn anything during this covid-19 emergency. Many allotment sites are surrounded by houses where vulnerable people may be getting their only bit of fresh air through an open window.

Further advice from the Association can be found on the following link.

Any queries, please contact us by calling 01228 817200 or email [email protected]   

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