We have been advised under the latest government regulations that, regretfully, the playground and recreation ground must be closed. This is to prevent people from gathering together and also because we cannot currently maintain the equipment. We understand how annoying this will be for parents caring for small children but hope that you will bear with us at this time.
Allotments can still be visited as they provide food and exercise but social distancing should be observed. Guidance from the National Allotment Society is available at https://www.nsalg.org.uk/news/covid19-information/ Any
plot-holder who is self-isolating because a
household member is ill with coronavirus should not be visiting the site.
Avoid on-line fraud
Action Fraud has received reports of Covid19-related scams. The majority of reports are related to online shopping scams where people have ordered protective face masks, hand sanitiser and other products, which have never arrived. Other frauds being reported include ticket fraud, romance fraud, charity fraud and lender loan fraud
Detailed counter fraud advice is available online, including from Scamsmart, ActionFraud, CIFAS, TakeFive, Citizens Advice, Trading Standards and the National Cyber Security Centre.
Reporting to Action Fraud can be done online at https://www.actionfraud.police.uk or by calling 0300 123 2040.
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Temporary suspension of meetings
No meetings of Binfield Heath Parish Council will take place during the period of the coronavirus outb. reak.
An Extraordinary Meeting of the council, chaired by the clerk on March 18, it was resolved to form a committee delegated to handle day-to-day business, urgent and planning issues. No major decisions can be taken until the full PC is back in action.
The committee consists of Paul Rollason, Lis Ransom, Hugh Lacey and Sue Summerland, who will work mainly by email and phone.
Work towards getting started on a neighbourhood plan for the parish is on hold until we are able to hold a public meeting to discuss it.
No further parish council meetings are planned, although hopefully by late May the situation may be different.
All queries continue to be managed by our clerk, Mandy Sermon, on firstname.lastname@example.org
We will keep in touch with the parish via the website www.binfieldheath.org.uk and via the village newsletter.