Deanshanger Parish Council

Serving the people of Deanshanger

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Clerk: Mrs Teresa Floyd
3 Hayes Road, Deanshanger
Northamptonshire MK19 6HP

Tel: 01908 566373

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    A list of what Deanshanger Parish Council is responsible for.

Deanshanger Parish Council provides your local services (see attached document).

VISION

To make the village the best it can be, for all residents, to live and work

MISSION

- Strive to understand the needs of the residents and organisations within the parish, respect their views, seek to address these needs within the resources and powers available, always for the majority.

- Communicate in a positive, transparent and cordial manner through all media available, encouraging residents to engage with life in the village and the decisions that affect it

Strive to provide best value for money and high-quality services and facilities where they are within our remit and fight for the village to receive them when they are provided by others.

- Preserve, develop and support leisure and community activities and facilities, including open spaces and natural environments which are practical, affordable and desirable

- To build a sense of community, village spirit, togetherness and inclusiveness through all our actions

- Be committed to sustainable and environmentally friendly policies and actions including minimising waste, saving energy and promoting recycling.

Our website includes a wealth of information about how we conduct business and what we do. Use the search or browse the site to find whatever you are looking for. If you can't find the information you require then please contact us: email: clerk@deanshangerpc.com or telephone on 01908 566373

You can also reach us on Facebook by using the buttons on the right hand side of our home page.

For a list of Useful Telephone numbers please look at the back page of our newsletters, copies of which can be viewed here. Alternatively please click here.

Latest News

RE-OPENING OF OUTDOOR PLAY AREAS

Posted: Fri, 03 Jul 2020 12:41 by Teresa Floyd

Dear Residents

As you know, as of Saturday 4th July, it is expected that outdoor play areas will be once again accessible for you.

However, we must sound a significant note of caution because there will be restrictions on the number of people and time limits per person allowed at any one time on any of the equipment and/or areas around the village. Please carefully read the details below and those posted at your local areas. More »

There are play areas which are under the control of developers and they may have varying restrictions. Please read instructions carefully.

Please make the right decision and keep both yourselves and others safe:

- 2m apart, wash your hands,

- wear gloves and face coverings if possible

- If in any doubt, please stay away from open spaces.

It is your responsibility to ensure that you keep yourself and your family safe so make sure that you have plenty of hand-gel and wipes at the ready!

If you see anyone breaching the current advice, please report them by clicking

https://www.northants.police.uk/tua/tell-us-about/c19/tell-us-about-possible-breach-coronavirus-measures/

Our facilities are for the majority of the law abiding, reasonable and conscientious residents, and those few, wishing to spoil it for the rest, should be held to account.

If any area and/or advice is abused, we will have no option but to close them again – something that we desperately do not want to do.

The Parish Council will be regularly cleaning equipment and areas, but we will keep this under review and increase and decrease as advised as time goes one. If you have any cause for concern, please contact the clerk@deanshangerpc.com

Thank you for your co-operation, #StaySafe #BeKind #SpreadTheWord

Warmest regards

Rod Rodrigo

Chair, Deanshanger Parish Council » Less

RE-OPENING OF OUTDOOR PLAY AREAS

Posted: Fri, 03 Jul 2020 12:41 by Teresa Floyd

RE-OPENING OF OUTDOOR PLAY AREAS

Dear Residents

As you know, as of Saturday 4th July, it is expected that outdoor play areas will be once again accessible for you under government guidance. The Parish Council have carried out risk assessments are intending to open the areas. More »

However, we must sound a significant note of caution because there will be restrictions on the number of people and time limits per person allowed at any one time on any of the equipment and/or areas around the village. Please carefully read the details below and those posted at your local areas.

There are play areas which are under the control of developers and third parties and they may have varying restrictions. Please read instructions carefully.

Please make the right decision and keep both yourselves and others safe:

- 2m apart, wash your hands,

- wear gloves and face coverings if possible

- If in any doubt, please stay away from open spaces.

It is your responsibility to ensure that you keep yourself and your family safe so make sure that you have plenty of hand-gel and wipes at the ready!

If you see anyone breaching the current advice, please report them by clicking

https://www.northants.police.uk/tua/tell-us-about/c19/tell-us-about-possible-breach-coronavirus-measures/

Our facilities are for the majority of the law abiding, reasonable and conscientious residents, and those few, wishing to spoil it for the rest, should be held to account.

If any area and/or advice is abused, we will have no option but to close them again – something that we desperately do not want to do.

The Parish Council will be cleaning equipment and areas multiple times a week, but we will keep this under review and increase and decrease as advised as time goes one. It is not possible to clean these areas after every use so you must adhere to the restrictions and advice to keep safest. If you have any cause for concern, please contact the clerk@deanshangerpc.com

Thank you for your co-operation, #StaySafe #BeKind #SpreadTheWord

Warmest regards

Rod Rodrigo » Less

DEANSHANGER COMMUNITY RESPONSE - NEXT STEPS

Posted: Tue, 16 Jun 2020 10:56 by Teresa Floyd

Dear Residents

As we move towards release from unprecedented restrictions in these extraordinary times, the Parish Council would like to update you on an amazing phenomenon which occurred when we needed it most. More »

Under our umbrella but wholly run and operated by you - the community, our volunteer scheme for people in the village who needed help was an unmitigated success.

Starting well ahead of other organisations, we put into place a very simple and easy to operate 'Buddy System' where volunteers would be paired up with people needing help nearby.

And WOW... Did you help!

Over 100 people volunteered. We actually had roughly double the people volunteering to help as opposed people in need.

So, this is a thank you to the operators of our scheme: Chris Stevenson, Jonathan Heap, Cllr Anne Thompson and our Clerk, Teresa Floyd.

But most of all, the real heroes are yourselves!

Thank YOU!

You did everyone proud. Collecting prescriptions, doing essential shopping or just lending an ear.

However, we shouldn't just let such a good thing fade away...

As we come out of our confinement, we believe that a more permanent arrangement for a village wide volunteer system would be a really great idea. We don't know what is around the corner and it would be fantastic if we stayed prepared.

Hopefully what you all did was manageable and not too much out your way so we ask now to keep your support going for such a successful service.

Please could you answer this survey so that we can find out more about how you might be willing to help and what we should offer on such a scheme?

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/T9KHFJJ

Thank you in advance for your help, generosity, kindness and time.

#BeKind #Community #DeanshangerAtItsBest

Kind regards

Cllr Rod Rodrigo

Chair, Deanshanger Parish Council » Less