Fleet Town Council

Fleet Town Council

Coronavirus

 

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

 

Stay at home

  • Only go outside for food, health reasons, exercise or work (but only if you cannot work from home)
  • If you go out, stay 2 metres (6ft) away from other people at all times
  • Wash your hands as soon as you get home

Only groups of up to 6 people may meet outside providing those from different households stay at least 2m apart at all times.

You can spread the virus even if you don’t have symptoms!

 

 

Parks

Following Government advice, and with immediate effect the following measures have been put in place:

  • All Playgrounds and children’s play equipment is closed
  • The Views Skate park is closed

Please note:

Residents may still use the Parks in line with government guidance - for more information please click here

 

We understand that there is some confusion about outdoor activities in our Parks and thought the following may help to clarify this...

 

BASKETBALL

We have recently been asked if the basket ball hoops in in Ancells Farm Park and Basingbourne Park can be used. Yes they may be used.  In line with the government Guidance for the public on the phased return of outdoor sport and recreation in England, it states that basketball courts/hoops can be used.  At all times, you should continue to observe social distancing  guidelines when you are outside your home, including ensuring you are 2 metres way from anyone outside your household.  If you are showing Coronavirus symptoms, or if you or any of your household are self-isolating, you should stay at home – this is critical to staying safe and saving lives.

 

SKATEPARK

We have also been asked why the Skatepark in The Views is closed but the one in Farnborough is open. The Skatepark in Farnborough is closed and the Rushmoor Borough Council states the following on its website: ''Farnborough Skatepark - large popular skatepark in Westmead, Farnborough, next to Farnborough Leisure Centre. While parks remain open for walking and exercise, children's play areas and sports pitches are now closed. Please also do not use the outdoor exercise equipment in our parks. Please visit our Coronavirus (COVID-19) page for more information about how the pandemic is affecting our services.''

 

TENNIS COURTS

The Tennis Courts in Calthorpe Park are open and can be booked at www.calthorpeparktennis.com

At all times, you should continue to observe social distancing  guidelines when you are outside your home, including ensuring you are 2 metres way from anyone outside your household.  If you are showing Coronavirus symptoms, or if you or any of your household are self-isolating, you should stay at home – this is critical to staying safe and saving lives.

 

 

Cemetery

Fleet Cemetery & Garden of Remembrance is currently OPEN providing social distancing measures are observed by those visiting

Please contact the Cemetery Clerk on 07880 722941 if you have any issues or need advice

 

 

The Harlington/Ancells Farm Community Centre

  • The Harlington is closed to shows and current hires. This excludes the Blood Donation service. Enquiries: customerservices@fleet-tc.gov.uk
  • The Harlington is running central advice for Box Office, Bookings and updates - click here 
  • Ancells Farm Community Centre is closed. (Currently this excludes a pre-school for key workers) For enquiries call: 07702 834701 or Email: ancells@fleet-tc.gov.uk 
  • The Point has been set up as a food distribution centre for young people in need or self-isolating
  • The RVS building is closed
  • Fleet Town Council & The Harlington staff will be working from home where possible. However, some staff will be working irregular hours but following government advice on social distancing

 

Trusted sources of information:

  • NHS advice can be found here  
  • The latest government guidance can be found here 

 

We will closely monitor official government guidelines on Covid-19 and may adjust our approach as things change

 

Please stay well and look after each other

 

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USEFUL LOCAL INFORMATION

 

 

The Fleet BID have put together some useful information:

 

  • Information on local businesses/shops/bank/post office etc - click here
  • For information on how to volunteer in the local community - click here
  • Information for businesses - click here

Coronavirus Hampshire Helpline

For those considered 'extremely vulnerable' (socially shielded and should have had a letter from the NHS) and those who are vulnerable for other reasons (e.g. over 70, frail or have other health issues) and do not have their own support networks - a new helpline has been set up.

 

A new helpline is up and running for frail or vulnerable residents who do not have the support of families, friends or their local communities and who urgently need assistance with essential food or household supplies, collection of medication, or who are at risk of loneliness. 

 

The Coronavirus Hampshire Helpline - HantsHelp4Vulnerable - can be contacted on 0333 370 4000. The helpline is available seven days a week, from 9am to 5pm. 

 

#Hantshelp4vulnerable

#Hereforyou

 

 

Transport Information

 

Buses

 

Stage Coach buses are changing their bus timetables as from Monday 30th March, as part of their temporary services during the COVID 19 pandemic. Please see the web-site with the new timetable changes - click here

  • The number 7 bus will operate a regular 2 hourly service between Aldershot and Elvetham Heath, Monday to Saturday.
  • The number 10 bus will run just 7 services per day between Church Crookham/Fleet to Farnborough, Monday to Saturday.

 

Reading Buses - From the 6th April ''all buses from Fleet are suspended. There will be three daytime journeys between Reading and Riseley Mondays-Saturdays only''  For more information, please click here

 

 

Fleet Link. There will also be changes to the Fleet Link Service which is operated by Rushmoor Voluntary Services (RVS). RVS has taken the decision to temporarily suspend the current service provision until further notice and instead use resources to refocus the service to support those still using the service in other ways.