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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update 4 November 2020

Following the announcement of new national restrictions to curb the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) please find some updated information on Council Facilities and Services and Retail.

Council Services and Facilities

We are working to support our residents and businesses during this time.  Where services are open, we will be adhering to strict social distancing measures and the latest government guidance.  Our staff will continue to work from home where possible. Parks and Town Hall staff will continue to work as normal, but with appropriate measures in place. 

Where facilities are open/running – Please follow the most up to date government advice particuarly the section entitled Meeting Others Safely which states that you can exercise or visit outdoor public places with

  • the people you live with

  • your support bubble

  • or, when on your own, 1 person from another household. Children under 5, as well as disabled people dependent on round-the-clock care are not counted towards the limit on two people meeting outside 

 

Information Centre

Open during normal office hours for phone calls/ email.  We cannot accommodate in person appointments at this time.

Monday – Friday 9am - 4pm on 01491 576982 enquiries@henleytowncouncil.gov.uk

Playgrounds

Open

Mill Meadows

Marsh Meadows

Makins Recreation Ground

Freemans Meadow Gillotts Field

Open

Markets

Open for essential food and drink stalls only

Bus service

will continue to run

Allotments

Open

Parking

Parking enforcement will continue

Funerals and burials

Will take place in line with latest government guidance

Weddings

Will be rescheduled

Room Hire

all room hire to be cancelled/rescheduled including Old Fire Station Gallery exhibitions

Skatepark and outdoor gym

Closed

Jubilee Park

(all-weather pitch/outdoor sports centre)

Closed

Retail

Following the measures announced by the UK government, most traders in Henley will be closed from Thursday 5 November to Wednesday 2 December except for takeaways and essential supplies.  

Henley Town Council is still planning to launch the Christmas Advent, plus have three late night shopping events (until 7.30pm) on the 3rd, 10th and 17th December to SUPPORT HENLEY. Government guidelines allowing.

Please also remember The Henley Basket which will hopefully be useful to you whilst the town is in lockdown to keep spend in the town.  The Henley Basket aims to create revenue for the town’s traders and take some of the stress out of your Christmas shopping.

Further information can be found on www.henleytowncouncil.co.uk and www.visit-henley.com or you can call the TOWN HALL on 01491 576982 during office hours.

We hope that you and your families stay safe and well.

Please note that we will keep these arrangements under regular review.