Fleet Town Council

Fleet Town Council

Coronavirus

 

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

 

 

Parks

Play areas in Fleet re-opened from Saturday 4th July, in line with the government’s guidance on easing lockdown measures. While this move will be welcome to those who previously made use of the facilities, it is important that people abide by health, hygiene and physical distancing advice to Stay Safe, Protect Others and Save Lives.

 

This still means staying the correct number of metres away from people outside your household and washing your hands regularly.

 

All playgrounds have been disinfected but as you may appreciate it is not possible for staff/grounds maintenance to be on hand to regularly clean or disinfect public play equipment, so please take responsibility for your own and your children’s wellbeing. This means as well as washing hands regularly, it’s also a good idea to carry hand sanitiser/wipes when using the play areas so that you and your children can stay safe while enjoying the facilities. There is for the time being, a maximum number of people allowed in the play area at one time so if it’s busy when you visit, consider coming back later on, or on another day, when it is quieter.

 

Please adhere to all the displayed signage - Stay safe, protect others and save lives.

Thank you for you co-operation and patience.

 

 

 

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

From the 4th July, The Skatepark is now re-open subject to the conditions displayed on the signage on site.

 

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 - for the latest Harlington update 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 RVS is being used as a food distribution centre for families in need or self-isolating
  • The Point Pre-school & Ancells Pre-school are now re-open
  • 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:

 

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:

 

 

 

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

 

Reading Buses Reading Buses (Fleet - Reading service 7) As more restrictions have been lifted and more people are making essential journeys by bus, the Fleet to Reading Tiger 7 service will have a revised timetable from Mon 6 July. For more details on the Reading Bus Service click here

 

Fleet Link which is operated by Rushmoor Voluntary Services (RVS) is now back up and running - for more information on the Fleet Link Bus Service click here