Cemetery on Flash Lane, Bramley
After some controversy and receipt of inappropriate advice from Rotherham Council, and subsequent clarification by the Government, with regard to the Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England) Regulations 2020, the cemetery will now remain open for normal activity (pedestrian access only), albeit subject to the social gatherings and social distancing restrictions
War Memorial on Cross Street, Bramley
Open as usual
Children’s playground on Flash Lane, Bramley
The playground is now open from 8.30am to 7.00pm daily. Social distancing rules apply within the play area. The site is being disinfected daily, however, users are advised to read the instructions of use posted around the site and take hand sanitiser with them to wipe frequently used areas such as handles and rails before use
Recreation Ground on Flash Lane, Bramley
There is no clear advice in the Health Protection Regulations with regard to parks or recreation grounds, however, given the announcement by Robert Jenrick MP, 18 April 20, the recreation ground will remain accessible to the public.
Social distancing rules apply. The site is being disinfected daily, however, users are advised to take hand sanitiser with them to wipe frequently used areas such as handles and rails before use.
Village Hall and the Youth and Community Centre
The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England) Regulations 2020 states:
Part 4 of section 4, states -- “A person responsible for carrying on a business or providing a service which is listed in Part 2 of Schedule 2 must cease to carry on that business or to provide that service during the emergency period.”
Part 2 of Schedule 2, item 18, as referred to above, states -- “Indoor fitness studios, gyms, swimming pools, bowling alleys, amusement arcades or softplay areas or other indoor leisure centres or facilities.”
The Village Hall and Youth and Community Centre are leisure facilities, as such, they will remain closed until the restrictions are lifted or adjusted.
To all residents of Bramley and beyond, we are currently drawing up a register of volunteers and organisations that have expressed an interest in offering assistance to local people, communities and neighbourhoods.
Our list of helpers is growing, however it has occurred to us that there is a potential 'security' issue associated with our scheme, but personnel checks and data protection etc. in our current climate aren't really an option and the Parish Council simply doesn't have resources to go down that route anyway.
So in order to establish an initial level of information about those who are kindly offering assistance, when you do register to help out, would you mind providing your postal address, email address and phone number please.
Also, please confirm your written permission to be able to pass on your contact noumber to the person who needs help – this is to do with data protection regulations.
As we are developing this service we are thinking along the lines of pairing individual helpers with individual residents who need assistance, that way we won't overwhelm the helpers and a direct relationship might build between the two parties.
We are very early days into our scheme, but we have already paired some residents with helpers.
If you or your organisation wish to add to the register, please contact us with the following information:
2. Postal address
3. Telephone number
4. Email address
5. A simple explanation of what it is you want to do, or can offer.
Teresa Sayner, Acting Clerk to Bramley Parish Council