Parish Council information update
Life in our country and in Honeybourne has dramatically changed in the last couple of weeks and seems likely to change further. Honeybourne Parish Council are working with Wychavon District Council who in turn are working with County Council and Central Government to filter down the actions required to keep us all safe. All the information that you need should be readily available through the news and internet channels so our ability to influence matters at our small local level is quite limited. However please note the following actions and updates that we ask you to be aware of during this difficult time:
- Parish Council meetings have been suspended until further notice, including the Annual Parish Meeting which was scheduled for 21st April.
- Parish matters will continue to be administered remotely and all Parish Councillors and the Parish Clerk can still be contacted individually by phone or email
- We have been instructed to close all children's play areas on the Leys and the recreation field, however the public open spaces themselves will remain open for now but not for team sports or groups of people .
- The planned Leys playing field enhance project is suspended and progress will be dependent on ongoing government guidance
- Grass cutting to maintain the public open spaces, cemetery and churchyard, and highway verge mowing is suspended until further notice.
- The Parish Lengthsman scheme has been suspended which means that small scale local highway maintenance will be reduced
- Parish maintenance matters can still be dealt with by the Parish Handyman wherever possible
- District and County Councils may be operating reduced services, their own websites will show further updates
If you live within the Parish and are directly affected by Coronavirus or in self isolation there is immediate local assistance available to you by emailing Honeybournecommunityresponseteam@outlook.com the Group is a well organised group of local people who are ready and willing to help you with simple everyday tasks such as food shopping, prescription collections, posting mail, dog walking etc. This group is recommended and supported by Honeybourne Parish Council; their volunteers can be contacted through Tilly Baker on 07825 003271
The Coronavirus situation is changing rapidly, and any other important updates will be provided as they become available. Please continue to monitor the news and follow all government advice.
Please encourage your neighbours and others to join the E-news group to be able to receive up to date Parish Council news and local information – just email the clerk (firstname.lastname@example.org) to be added to the E-news group
Clerk to Honeybourne Parish Council
Tel 01789 773 999