A risk assessment has been carried out and it has been decided that the play area will open on 4th July, subject to regular checks to ensure strict adherence by users to all the rules – otherwise closure has to be considered.
Cleaning: The Parish Council will not be cleaning the play equipment. It is essential that parents, guardians, carers and users sanitise their hands and the equipment before and after use.
Social Distancing: Keep a distance between persons of 2 metres where possible.
To enable social distancing the Parish Council has arranged removal of: Two swing seats from the 4 bay swing One cradle seat from the 2 bay cradle swing The zip wire seat
Please restrict the amount of time you use the play area so that all can enjoy this facility. The following equipment may have ONEfamily unit using it at any one time: Cone climber Activity trail Slide Multi-play (Junior) Multi-play (Senior) Roundabout
One family unit only to use each bench seating at one time. Please do not eat or drink within the play area – move away to another area of the Green if you wish to eat or have a picnic.
These guidelines will be reviewed to ensure strict adherence by users to all the rules – otherwise closure will be considered.
Until further notice Great Bentley Parish Council will be meeting virtually on the Zoom platform. The press and public are welcome. If you wish to join please email [email protected] to request an invitation to the meeting. Invitations will be sent on the day of the meeting. You will not be able to access the meeting before 6.50 pm and on entry you will be placed in the ‘waiting room’. You will then be moved into the ‘meeting room’.
In response to the economic crisis caused by Covid-19, Essex County Council has commissioned Let’s Do Business Group to provide a fully funded business support service for employers across Essex. This offer includes up to 12 hours of consultancy services to individual businesses for the rest of the financial year. The service will help businesses survive or recover from the impact of COVID-19, improve, change or expand, or help them consider their options for the future, including developing longer-term business strategies. The enhanced business support service builds on the existing support the COVID-19 Essex County Council Business Support Team has been providing Essex businesses since March 2020. The service also utilises the experience of Let’s Do Business Group who have extensive knowledge of the Essex business environment from previously delivering the INVEST Essex service on behalf of ECC
The lights and sirens at the Frating Abbey pedestrian railway crossing are currently not working. Network Rail is aware and a repair will be carried out as soon as possible. Network Rail has advised that the crossing is fitted with telephones to enable users to call the signaller to check whether it is safe to cross. The signage at the crossing instructs pedestrians to use these phones if the lights aren’t working. In the unlikely event that the telephones on site do not work, the signs also contain an emergency number for members of the public to use. This also goes through to the signaller so users can establish when it’s safe to cross. DO NOT CROSS BEFORE YOU HAVE TELEPHONED THE SIGNALLER TO FIND OUT IF IT IS SAFE TO DO SO