COVID-19 Town Council News
Coronavirus – Statement by Royal Wootton Bassett Town Council – 29/04/2021
Some of the things residents can or cannot do changed on Monday 12th April 2021. Royal Wootton Bassett Town Council can confirm the following:-
- From 8.30 am on Tuesday 4th May 2021 the Council Office will be open as normal to the public.
- Members of the grounds maintenance team will operate as normal. We kindly urge residents to respect staff whilst they work and observe social distancing.
- Virtual Council meetings will continue to be held as per agreed Calendar of Meetings, with notification of and how to join a meeting posted on the Town Council website and social media pages. Agendas, Appendices and Minutes are posted on the website too.
- The operation of the planning system remains on an ‘email’ basis, as the Council are a consultee in the process, not the decision-maker. Residents are encouraged to contact their local Town Councillor if they have any issues/concerns on any live planning application, which can be viewed on the Wiltshire Council website.
- Work with Wiltshire Council and colleagues across the county is ongoing in respect of cemetery provision, so funerals continue to take place in a dignified yet efficient manner.
- Tenants of the newly acquired Church St Allotments can visit their plot, following advice on accessing green spaces safely. Visitors and users to also abide the guidance on meeting with people outside and following social distancing from anyone who is not in your household or support bubble.
- Visitors to Downs View cemetery, please remember to follow the latest guidance accessing green spaces safely, meeting with people outside and following social distancing from anyone who is not in your household or support bubble.
- CCTV unit remains open under the command of our CCTV Supervisor and volunteers are now returning to monitor the cameras.
- The Council run play areas are open and we will continue to ensure health and safety inspections take place as normal. Please follow the guidance notices posted around each play area.
- Residents can use public spaces for exercise but are reminded to follow the latest government advice on accessing green spaces safely.
- The lake is open to the public, please remember to use the one-way system set up around the lake to encourage social distancing. Please follow the guidance on accessing green spaces safely and meeting people outside.
- Fishing with a season ticket is permitted and verified daily.
- Please continue to check the Jubilee Lake Tea Rooms Facebook page, for latest news on opening days and hours. They will provide a takeaway service only and all seating has been removed at present. This may change in accordance with the government roadmap out of lockdown.
- The market is operating as normal. The Council will keep residents and visitors of traders’ non-attendance via our website and social media. Please remember to social distance and abide the rules for meeting people outside as well as wear mask where appropriate when shopping at the market and stay home if told to do so, or are symptomatic.
- The Town Council’s public toilets at Borough Fields and Jubilee Lake are open. Cleaning of the toilets will take place as normal.
- The Town Council has made the decision to start planning for Christmas Lights & Shopping Evening and Remembrance Parade for 2021, but will review the situation in the coming months, following government guidance.
- The Youth Services operated by The Rise Trust will continue to operate once a week [on Tuesdays].
The Town Council continues to closely follow Government advice and encourage the public to also follow the official advice from the Government to social distance, wear face masks and stay home if told to do so, or are symptomatic. Any changes to the situation at the Town Council will be communicated on the Council website and social media pages.