East Hanney Parish Council

Serving the people of East Hanney

Clerk: Guy Langton
12 Brookside, East Hanney
Wantage, Oxfordshire OX12 OJL

Tel: 01235 867403

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Leisure facilities in southern Oxfordshire ready for the next phase of reopening

Leisure facilities in southern Oxfordshire ready for the next phase of reopening

Posted: Sun, 13 Sep 2020 11:27 by Guy Langton

After recent assessments of the leisure facilities across southern Oxfordshire, South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse district councils have agreed with GLL, who run the "Better" centres, that the second phase of reopening can start and from the 14 September more leisure activities will be able to resume.

On 25 July when leisure centres could reopen most of the centres across the two districts were able to do so under the government's covid-19 guidance. However, with restrictions on social distancing and keeping the health and safety of staff and customers paramount not all the facilities at the centres were able to open from the start. More »

The first phase of reopening has gone well with many residents' returning to the leisure centres in South Oxfordshire and the Vale, keen to get back to the gym, fitness classes and the pool. The Wave in Didcot was the first pool in the country to be able to reopen with a mixture of lane and family fun swims.

As part of phase two some of the leisure facilities that will be available are:

  • Henley Leisure Centre, Wantage Leisure Centre and Faringdon Leisure Centre main swimming pools to reopen
  • Swimming lessons restarting – with a reduced programme from before the lockdown
  • School use of leisure venues
  • Group exercise sessions in smaller studios not just taking place in the main sports halls

As with phase one the centres have been individually assessed and facilities will only be able to open based on that centres ability to operate safely. Residents and customers are advised to visit the Better websites before attending to find out what is going to be available to them. It is still a requirement to book via the app before attending and anyone using the pool must arrive "swim ready".

Cllr Maggie Filipova-Rivers Cabinet member for community services at South Oxfordshire District Council said: "When I went to Henley Leisure Centre in July I was impressed with how hard the team at Better had been able to prepare everything to make sure staff and customers would be safe while getting back to the activities they enjoy. Staying active contributes to the general wellbeing of our residents but we ask that users follow instructions of GLL staff to ensure that risk of transmission is minimised"

Cllr Helen Pighills Cabinet member for Healthy Communities at Vale of White Horse District Council said: "Keeping healthy is important at any time, but we know through Public Health England that to fight Covid-19 successfully we all need to be thinking about what we can do to stay active and keep fit. As a council this is something that we really want to focus on over the coming years and keeping our leisure centres open and making other forms of activity available to our residents is a big part of that" » Less

District Council update Thursday 27 August

District Council update Thursday 27 August

Posted: Thu, 27 Aug 2020 12:21 by Guy Langton

Rising Covid-19 cases

The numbers of confirmed Covid-19 cases in Oxfordshire continues to rise. In the 7 days up to 14 August, there have been 65 confirmed cases in Oxfordshire, which is an increase from 44 cases in the previous week.

The majority of the new cases are in Oxford, where the number has risen from 16 to 28. The increase is predominantly among young people in the 18-30 age bracket. The rise is being seen across the city and is not focused on one particular area. The increase can be partly attributed to people returning from holidays in Europe, where cases of the virus are rising, and partly to lower levels of adherence to social distancing among young people. More »

Oxfordshire's Public Health Surveillance Unit has picked this up at an early stage and is not considering any local control measures at this stage. But if the situation does escalate, then local control measures will be considered.

Clear systems are in place through Oxfordshire's Local Outbreak Plans to manage any local hotspots. However, prevention is by far the best way to manage the situation and we are therefore supporting the county council with its extended and targeted communications in the run-up to the August Bank Holiday weekend to raise awareness of the situation and urge people to continue to follow protective measures to protect themselves, their families and friends.

Business Grants

A reminder that tomorrow (28 August) is the last day for businesses to submit their details if they wish to claim a COVID-19 Small Business Grant or Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant.

Businesses which are yet to submit their details are urged to do so immediately, otherwise they will miss out – this includes any receiving full rate relief, as they may still be eligible for a grant.

For more details, or to apply businesses should visit southoxon.gov.uk/businessrates or whitehorsedc.gov.uk/businessrates.

Housing update – ban on evictions

The ban on landlords evicting their tenants in England and Wales has been extended until 20 September taking the total ban to six months. Our housing team continue to work with residents and advise them of their rights in this ever-changing situation.

You can find the full government guidance here

Leisure Centres phased opening plans

We're opening the district's leisure centres in phases with our partners at GLL– it's worth bearing in mind that given the changing national situation with the Covid-19 pandemic, the activities and facilities available at a given leisure centre may need to change, be temporarily closed or have occasional changes to opening hours and/or services.

These changes are made in accordance with the latest guidance from the government, Sport England and Swim. GLL's "Better" website lists the latest information on opening hours and services. Residents are advised to visit the website and follow GLL on twitter for the latest information.

Opening times will not be different over the bank holiday.

Bank holiday waste collections

As normal following a bank holiday, waste collection days are different next week. The time of day the crews arrive to empty bins might be also different than usual.

We've attached the August bank holiday waste collection schedule, which follows the usual pattern of the bins being emptied the day after the normal collection day, with Friday collections next week taking place on the Saturday.

Lockdown Lifestyle Survey

Our Lockdown Lifestyle survey closes two weeks today.

The results from this survey will help the team to focus on activities that residents want to see in the districts, to help support those who have struggled over the last few months and to help families and those who are vulnerable to take those first steps back into the community and keeping healthy. The feedback will also contribute to the future plans for leisure activities in the districts as part of the councils' Active Communities Strategy.

To take part in the survey please click here

Didcot Gateway

Homes England received 900 comments on its proposals for the redevelopment of the Didcot Gateway site opposite the station.

Homes England is now reviewing the comments and considering any changes, which they will feed back to officers next month. Following this, Homes England will submit a planning application outlining the proposals for Didcot Gateway.

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Brakes more likely to be applied to Oxford’s lockdown emergence as COVID cases rise yet again

Brakes more likely to be applied to Oxford’s lockdown emergence as COVID cases rise yet again

Posted: Thu, 27 Aug 2020 12:20 by Guy Langton

Measures that would slam the brakes on Oxford's gradual emergence from lockdown have moved a step closer as a result of another week of uncomfortably high rises in COVID cases in the city.

The number of cases in Oxford in the week ending August 21 was 41 - which is 26.9 cases per 100,000 and sees the city moving ever closer to figures in parts of the country that have been labelled by central Government as areas of concern or that require intervention. More »

Ansaf Azhar, Oxfordshire County Council's Director for Public Health, said: "With a Bank Holiday coming up, the need for people to abide by all of the things that we know stop the spread of this virus is greater than ever.

"We can see the number of people contracting COVID is increasing per 100,000 of the population on a day-by-day basis and it is very unsettling. Undoubtedly the 18-29 year age group is driving this rise in cases.

"We were able to leave lockdown and stay out of it because we were suppressing the virus locally by our own actions. We were keeping our distance from each other, sanitising and wearing masks. It feels to me like some people now believe the virus is gone for good. I can assure you that it hasn't.

"My appeal to everyone in Oxford – and 18 to 29 year olds in particular – is to remember what got us out of lockdown. Do we really want to end up with the kind of local control measures we have seen introduced in various parts of Lancashire, Yorkshire, Leicester and Aberdeen?

"At the minute it feels like we are moving in that direction. People need to be aware their behaviour is putting themselves and others at risk. If you're aged 18 to 29 and catch COVID-19, you are absolutely not guaranteed to get away with the mildest symptoms. Even mild symptoms are a struggle, while longer-term symptoms can include chronic fatigue, muscle weakness and memory loss.

"Equally you may well pass this on to older or more vulnerable people. How would you feel if you knew that someone was in hospital in a ventilator with their life under threat because you'd passed COVID-19 on to them?

"Now is the time to act to #stopthespread. I've said it over and over – this whole situation is in our own hands. We all need to act responsibly and follow the very simple advice. If we do that collectively, we will reverse this upward trend that we are seeing in Oxford. If we don't bring the infection rate under control then measures will be introduced of the kind we've seen elsewhere in the country. It's that simple."

URL : https://news.oxfordshire.gov.uk/brakes-more-likely-to-be-applied-to-oxfords-lockdown-emergence-as-covid-cases-rise-yet-again/

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