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Update from GOV.UK – COVID-19: Guidance for managing playgrounds and outdoor gyms

The government have published the following update which is relevant to parish and town councils:

COVID-19: Guidance for managing playgrounds and outdoor gyms

Page summary
Guidance for owners and operators of playgrounds and outdoor gyms to enable their use while minimising the transmission risk of coronavirus (COVID-19).

Change made
Added link to Department for Culture, Media and Sport guidance for the... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 09 Jul 2020 18:07 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: Coronavirus, Guidance, LRALC

Corona Virus Job Retention Grant Scheme – Furlough Leave – Update

1 The New Kickstart Scheme

  • The government will fund six-month job placements with a minimum of 25 hours per week, through Universal Credit, for 350,000 young people aged 18 to 24 who are at risk of long-term unemployment.
  • Under the scheme, which will open for applications in August, the government will cover the cost of 25 hours' work per week at the national minimum wage (NMW). Employers will be free... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 09 Jul 2020 08:57 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: Coronavirus, Guidance, LRALC

NALC & SLCC supporting local councils to reopen playgrounds safely

A number of national bodies with interests in play NALC (National Association of Local Councils), SLCC (the Society of Local Council Clerks), The Play Safety Forum (PSF), Association of Play Industries (API) & The Register of Play Inspectors International (RPII) met with the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) last week to discuss the current government guidance. All involved... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 07 Jul 2020 06:20 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: Coronavirus, Guidance, LRALC, NALC

Government advises Parish Councils to continue meeting digitally

Government continue to recommend that where meetings can take place digitally without the need for face-to-face contact, they should continue to do so. Where community facilities need to be used for physical meetings, these meetings should be managed within the social distancing guidance and principles set out in the guidance.

See here for the guidance (paragraph 3d specifically).

Posted: Fri, 03 Jul 2020 20:29 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: Coronavirus, Guidance, LRALC

Coronavirus - Multi-purpose community facilities guidance

The government produced guidance for the safe use of multi-purpose community facilities and guidance for the safe use of council buildings which include what activities can take place from 4 July and what practical steps can be taken to manage risks.

Posted: Wed, 01 Jul 2020 17:24 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: Coronavirus, Guidance, LRALC

Lockdown extended for Leicester

It has just been announced that Leicester is to enter an extended period of lockdown, with extra funding going to all principle authorities in Leicestershire to help support businesses and those forced to self-isolate.

Schools will close and non-essential shops will also shut down from tomorrow, Health Secretary Matt Hancock told the House of Commons this evening.

As such all Leicestershire parish and... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 29 Jun 2020 21:21 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: Coronavirus, Guidance, LRALC

Playgrounds and Outdoor Gyms to Remain Closed - Government

Government yesterday (13th May 2020) issued guidance regarding the reopening of open spaces.

The guidance can be found here

However, the guidance says that playgrounds and outdoor gyms must remain closed, as well as raising other issues for maintaining social distancing around parks and green spaces, which may include:

• High levels of footfall particularly in warmer weather, during the day and in... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 14 May 2020 15:41 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: Coronavirus, Guidance, LRALC

LRALC Support For Member Councils During COVID-19 Crisis

If you are visiting this site as a councillor from a member council and are looking for information and support for your council during the current crisis you can find this on a special non-public page on our website, the link for which has been sent to all member councils via the clerk. Please contact us if you need the link sending.

Posted: Wed, 01 Apr 2020 22:00 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: Coronavirus, Guidance, LRALC

LRALC Office Closed - Service is OPEN

Please note that as of Monday 23rd March the LRALC office is closed in line with government advice. Please note:

  • The answer machine WILL be checked daily, please leave a message and we WILL get back to you (but leave a number!).
  • Use the "ticket" system to place queries and you will usually get a same day response.
  • Emails will be checked daily but response times may be slightly longer for these.
  • Please... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 23 Mar 2020 21:15 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: LRALC

VE Day 75 Information from veday75.org

VE Day 75 Information from veday75.org

VE DAY 75 – 8TH MAY 2020:

A UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY TO PAY TRIBUTE

TO THE HUGE CONTRIBUTION OF WOMEN DURING THE DARK DAYS OF WWII

VE Day 75 provides an exceptional opportunity to pay tribute to the millions of women who contributed so much to the war effort during 1939-45. They played a vital role during the years of conflict, most of them not knowing if their husbands, sons, daughters and sweethearts... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 22 Jan 2020 10:10 by Jake Atkinson

Tags: LRALC