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Enclosed Play Areas and Outdoor Gym Equipment

Following ongoing government guidance (29th June 2020), all of our enclosed play areas, play equipment, outdoor gyms, (due to re-open 4th July 2020)

WILL REMAIN CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC

until further notice.

We are unable to carry out routine maintenance or sanitation of the play equipment during the Covid-19 outbreak and you would therefore be putting your own health and that of others you come into contact... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 30 Jun 2020 11:31 by Sue Coulson

Tags: Coronavirus

Leicester Lockdown to include Birstall

Leicester Lockdown to include Birstall

The official map of the Leicester areas to be included in the lockdown has just been received and Birstall is clearly included in this.

The Parish Council is waiting for further clarification on the level of lockdown required and will advise residents of the Councils actions.

Further information is coming through all of the time, you can check for the latest information from Charnwood Borough Council... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 30 Jun 2020 10:27 by Sue Coulson

Tags: Community, Coronavirus

School Lane Playing Fields Car Park - CLOSED until further notice

Birstall Parish Council have taken the decision to close the car park onto School Lane playing fields from today, 1 June 2020 until further notice.

The three pedestrian entrances on School Lane, Loughborough Road and Sibson Road will remain open for the time being.

The reasons for taking this decision is to address the Anti-Social Behaviour being reported to the Parish Council on social media, by residents,... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 01 Jun 2020 11:50 by Sue Coulson

Tags: Coronavirus, Health & Safety, Play Equipment

Harrowgate Drive Playing Fields, Enclosed Play Areas & Grounds Maintenance

The Parish Council are pleased to inform you that Harrowgate Drive Playing Fields have now been made safe by locking off the enclosed toddlers play area and have fenced off the play equipment. Please respect these measures they are in place to protect you and your children by reducing the risk of transmitting the Coronavirus disease.

The Playing fields will be opened at 11am each morning to enable any... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 28 May 2020 09:25 by Sue Coulson

Tags: Coronavirus, Covid-19, Health & Safety, Play Equipment, playing fields

Birstall Sports Grounds and Playing Fields

Due to certain restrictions being lifted by the Government, the Parish Council have opened Meadow Lane playing fields today, Wednesday, 13 May 2020. The enclosed toddlers area will remain closed and the youth shelter has been cordoned off and is temporarily out of use.

School Lane Playing Fields are being prepared now and the two entrances on School Lane will be open on Thursday, 14 May 2020.

The Loughborough... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 13 May 2020 13:05 by Sue Coulson

Tags: Coronavirus, Covid-19, Health & Safety, Play Equipment, playing fields

Birstall Playing Fields, Sports Grounds and Play Areas

Questions are being asked about why the Parish Council's playing fields, sports grounds and play areas remain locked, when the Government has recently announced that parks should remain open to the public.

This advice is aimed at those local authorities who manage public open spaces and parks such as Watermead Country Park, Abbey Park, Bradgate Park, etc.

The playing fields, sports grounds and play areas... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 08 May 2020 09:06 by Sue Coulson

Tags: Coronavirus, Health & Safety, Play Equipment

Support against Corona

Supporting all of Loughborough and Charnwood

Posted: Fri, 01 May 2020 12:17 by Stacey Hodgson

Tags: Community

Birstall Park and Ride to be opened as Coronavirus Test Centre

Birstall Park and Ride to be opened as Coronavirus Test Centre

The Test Centre has been confirmed and should open today, 30 April 2020. Follow the link below for more information

Posted: Thu, 30 Apr 2020 09:56 by Sue Coulson

Tags: Coronavirus, Health & Safety

Message of condolences to the family of ex-Councillor. John Jenkins

Message of condolences to the family of ex-Councillor. John Jenkins

Birstall Parish Council were deeply saddened to hear the tragic news of the death of ex-Councillor, Mr John Jenkins, who was tragically killed in a road traffic accident on Tuesday, 21st April 2020.

John served as a Parish Councillor for four years from 2015 to 2019, he was a very active member of the Council and in the Community.

Our thoughts are with his family and we send our heartfelt wishes to his... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 28 Apr 2020 11:53 by Sue Coulson

Tags: Councillor

Greengate Lane Cemetery

Questions are being asked by the public why the Parish Council's Cemetery is still open.

The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England) Regulations 2020, Section 5(8) reads:

"A person who is responsible for a crematorium or burial ground must ensure that, during the emergency period, the crematorium is closed to members of the public, except for funerals or burials"

Clarification was sought... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 07 Apr 2020 15:34 by Sue Coulson

Tags: Cemetery

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