Re-opening of the Playground and Park on Brigg Lane

The Parish Council is pleased to advise that the Park and Playground on Brigg Lane is now open in time for the summer holidays.  The playground features new equipment which Cllrs hope everyone will enjoy and use safely and sensibly.

The Parish Council has carried out a risk assessment in line with Government guidance for reopening of playgrounds, and identified measures necessary to reduce the risk of infection of Covid-19 for those who use the playground – these are outlined below and on the link to the notice which will be posted at the playground.  It is important to note that Cllrs have a direct responsibility to monitor the playground and ensure that the risk assessment is being observed by members of the public for their own safety and well-being.  If Cllrs feel that this is not the case then they will have no choice but to close the playground again.  The risk assessment measures necessary to reduce the risk of infection of Covid-19 are:

  • if you or any member of your household has coronavirus symptoms or are self-isolating, then you must not visit our playground
  • no more than 10 people should be in the playground at any time and try and limit your visit to one hour to allow others to use the playground.
  • only one parent / guardian should enter the playground to supervise their child or children and only children from the same household or bubble should use a piece of play equipment at the same time
  • you and your children should stay at least 2 metres apart from others unless they are from the same household or bubble – or 1 metre if you are wearing face coverings
  • sanitise your children’s hands before and after they use the equipment – scientific advice suggests that the virus can survive for up to several days on some hard surfaces. It is recommended you sanitise hands after using each piece of equipment in the playground
  • there should be no eating or drinking while in the playground and encourage children to avoid putting their mouths on equipment, their hands in their mouths, or to touch their face
  • leave the playground clean and tidy for others, take your litter home with you or put it any bins provided

The notice for the playground is below

Reopening of Playground – Notice & Risk Assessment – Cammie

 

New Grasscutter for the Village

The Parish Council has recently invested in a ‘ride-on’ grass cutter and trailer in order to keep some of the rural footpaths around the village clear and tidy.

 

The Parish Chair, Neal Yates is currently using the grass cutter to the footpath that runs by Camblesforth Hall and as the above photo compared with below show, (before and after) this has already resulted in a great improvement for anyone who uses the walk.  He will also be cutting Camela Lane and other hard to get to areas – in his last Chairman’s Annual Review speech, Cllr Yates spoke about a strategy to improve the appearance of the village for all its residents – maintaining rural paths is another example of this and we hope all residents are happy with what the Parish Council is trying to achieve for everyone’s benefit.

Cllrs welcome any feedback or comments on this news piece.

 

 

 

 

Hanging Baskets in Camblesforth

 

The Parish Council has now installed the hanging baskets in the village along Brigg Lane and Mill Lane. We hope villagers will enjoy these as they grow and flower over the next few weeks / months.

 

 

 

As previously mentioned Cllrs are hoping this is the just the beginning of efforts to improve the look of the village and next summer we will be looking for other projects and hopefully more involvement from residents to ensure the Parish Council is giving the village what it wants.

The Parish Council would like to thank local business Adams Nurseries (who are based in the village) for all their work in helping Cllrs with this project and also Dave Marshall, our village grass-cutter / handyman, who will water and deadhead the baskets over the next weeks / months.

Cllrs welcome any comments / feedback on the new baskets as well as any ideas / suggestions for similar projects.

 

Bringing a bit of colour to Camblesforth

The Parish Council is very pleased to advise that it has recently purchased twenty hanging flower baskets which will be displayed on lamp posts in key areas of the village – Cllrs are hoping this will be the beginning of an annual event and will expand in forthcoming years with residents themselves becoming more and more involved.  Longer term we would like to look at flower beds for the Memorial and Millennium gardens

The baskets will hopefully begin to appear mid June and we hope they will improve the appearance of the village as well as raise spirits during these difficult times.

Image for Summer Mix Hanging Basket from studio