Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Coronavirus advice

March 16, 2020

Specific advice for a range of settings including travel advice, advice on educational settings, guidance for employers, employees, self-employed people, those in health and care sector is also available at the following link. This is updated as appropriate: https://www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/coronavirus-covid-19-uk-government-response

Coronavirus and Crowmarsh Playground and Gym

March 22, 2020

Residents will be aware of the Government advice to maintain social distancing, which means maintaining a minimum of 2 metres apart from other people. This is very important to slow the spread of the coronavirus and allow the NHS to manage it.
We are waiting for further guidance on what that means for our play area and for advice from South and Vale District Councils who run over 40 playground areas. At the moment we are keeping the external toilets open for people to wash their hands. We encourage everyone to wash hands thoroughly before and after using the play area and gym and more often if there longer.
The play area may have to be closed and we will keep you informed via this website and notices on Facebook.
Crowmarsh Parish Council

Slowing the spread of Coronavirus

March 22, 2020

It is extremely important to slow the spread of the coronavirus and save lives. Don’t go out unless you really have to, avoid crowds and stay 2m away from other people:

Coronavirus: social isolation tips

March 22, 2020

Good tips during social isolation: https://www.campaigntoendloneliness.org/blog/coronavirus-and-social-isolation/?fbclid=IwAR23SCCkOJKi9yWGTPazatqrBc2iRR7AYltZjgyCmR3_OxN2isoYhTafaZY

Coronavirus Support – Facebook Group

March 22, 2020

Help is available in the Crowmarsh community if you are isolating at home and need support, shopping, someone to talk to:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/crowmarshresponse/

Litter blitz, Saturday 14th March

Crowmarsh parish councillors and residents will be joining with Wallingford’s 1155 charity on 14th March, ahead of the nationwide Great British Spring Clean, to clear our streets, roads, paths and hedgerows of litter to make the village look clean and tidy.  

Please join in this community activity if you can. Look out for final details on posters, but volunteers are asked to meet at the end of Thames Mead at 10 am. Equipment will be provided but please wear robust footwear and warm clothes. Accompanied children welcome.

Parish Council 2020 Meeting dates

Thursday, February 6th
Crowmarsh Gifford V. H.

Thursday, March 5th
Crowmarsh Gifford V. H.

Thursday, April 2nd
Crowmarsh Gifford V.H.

Thursday, May 7th
North Stoke V.H.

Thursday, June 4th
Crowmarsh Gifford V.H.

Thursday, July 2nd
North Stoke V.H.

Thursday, August 6th
Crowmarsh Gifford V.H.

Thursday, September 3rd
Crowmarsh Gifford V. H.

Thursday, October 1st
North Stoke V. H.

Thursday, November 5th
Crowmarsh Gifford V. H.

Thursday, December 10th
North Stoke V.H.

All meetings start at 7.30pm

Date of Annual Parish Council Meeting to be agreed

Please note meeting dates are correct at time of publishing, but may change due to unforeseen circumstances.

Consultation on Parish Council Strategic Priorities

Three years ago the Parish Council carried out a residents’ survey focusing on housing and intrastructure facilities. We have achieved some of the things you asked for, including a new playground, outdoor gym and basketball half-court, three traffic speed indicators and defibrillators at key locations.
The major projects we still have on our strategic priorities list (the examples below are in no particular order) include some that depend on other authorities such as the County Council, some that will be funded or provided by housing developments, and some that the Parish Council will lead on.
Please tell us your top priorities in this list and add any other community facilities or improvements you want to see in the parish, by completing the survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/NSDQY2V

Thank you.

Playground opening

Thanks to all who attended to the Grand opening of the new playground and outdoor gym equipment. It was a lovely afternoon to celebrate our new facilities at the Recreation Ground.

Some photo highlights are below. More photos of the big event (taken by Eibe the playground manufacture) can be found here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/eibeplay/page1







”I just wanted to say a huge thank you for the wonderful park in Crowmarsh! I have 3 children, 1 is severely disabled and in a wheelchair. Until now there is hasn’t been anywhere locally that i can take them all to play together. Now, with the roundabout, sensory boards, sunken trampoline and accessible picnic benches they can all have fun together! 

Great job, thank you! I hope other parks take notes from what you have achieved!”

Nikki Kelly, local resident