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VIRTUAL MEETING OF BERINSFIELD PARISH COUNCIL If you would like to attend a virtual meeting of Berinsfield Parish Council, please email the Clerk on Clerk@berinsfield-pc.gov.uk and an invitation will be sent you.  The next meeting will be on Monday 12th April 2021 at 7.15 p.m.    The agenda and minutes of previous meetings are on the Parish Council section of the website

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The Annual Open Meeting will be held on 26th April, 2021 at 7 p.m.   This will be a virtual meeting.   All residents are invited to attend and participate in the meeting.    Please email the Clerk, on Clerk@berinsfield-pc.gov.uk and an invitation will be forwarded to you.

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OUTDOOR GYM EQUIPMENT AND PLAY AREAS 

The outdoor gym equipment is now open for use.   If you use the outdoor gym equipment, please comply with social distancing and clean the equipment before use.   Used wipes should be deposited in the bins located on the recreation ground.

 

The play areas remain open and children and supervising adults should comply with social distancing.  No food or drink should be taken into the play areas.   If possible, wipes should be used to clean equipment before use and disposed of in the bin in the play area.   Children should wash their hands as soon as  they get home to help prevent the spread of Covid-19.

 

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Thames Water.   Please see the link below if you are experiencing problems with water supply or sewers. 

 https://www.thameswater.co.uk/help-and-advice/customer-commitment/priority-service

 

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 Coronavirus

The following information has been issued by South Oxfordshire District Council.


THE DETAILS FOR OUR RESIDENTS

High-risk “shielded” residents with no support network around them

Residents not considered high-risk but without a support network around them and in need of help– either:

Operating hours

The phone lines will be open:

  • 8.30am to 8pm Monday to Friday
  • 9am to 5pm Saturday and Sunday

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 The Parish Council would encourage all residents to abide by the advice issued by the Government with regard to social distancing and handwashing.

Social distancing measures are steps you can take to reduce social interaction between people. This will help reduce the transmission of coronavirus (COVID-19).

They are to:

  1. Avoid contact with someone who is displaying symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19). These symptoms include high temperature and/or new and continuous cough
  2. Avoid non-essential use of public transport when possible
  3. Work from home, where possible. Your employer should support you to do this. Please refer to employer guidance for more information
  4. Avoid large and small gatherings in public spaces, noting that pubs, restaurants, leisure centres and similar venues are currently shut as infections spread easily in closed spaces where people gather together.
  5. Avoid gatherings with friends and family. Keep in touch using remote technology such as phone, internet, and social media
  6. Use telephone or online services to contact your GP or other essential services

Everyone should be trying to follow these measures as much as is practicable.

We strongly advise you to follow the above measures as much as you can and to significantly limit your face-to-face interaction with friends and family if possible, particularly if you:

  • are over 70
  • have an underlying health condition
  • are pregnant

This advice is likely to be in place for some weeks.

Handwashing and respiratory hygiene

There are general principles you can follow to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses, including:

  • washing your hands more often - with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use a hand sanitiser when you get home or into work, when you blow your nose, sneeze or cough, eat or handle food
  • avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands
  • avoid close contact with people who have symptoms
  • cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in a bin and wash your hands
  • clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces in the home
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Please see  the following link to South Oxfordshire District Council's website for up to date information issued by that authority.

http://www.southoxon.gov.uk/news-events/coronavirus-covid-19-information

 

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 Berinsfield Parish Councillors for the period 2019 - 2023 are :- 

Councillors P. Bridge,

Councillor I. Bunyan,

Councillor K. Chrisp 

Councillor S. Crawford,

Councillor E. Croft,

Councillor B. Fearneyhough,

Councillor S. Henry  

Councillor Mrs. A. Jones,

Councillor S. Perkins,

Councillor S. Scott-Ely,  

Councillor D. Smith,

Councillor Mrs. R. Stockford.

At the Parish Council meeting held on 4th May, 2020 Councillor Stuart Scott-Ely was elected as Chairman and Councillor Phil Bridge was elected as Vice-Chairman for the year 2020-21 

If you wish to contact the Chairman or any Members of the Parish Council, please either ring the Clerk on 01869 354135 or email Clerk@berinsfield-pc.gov.uk

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THIS IS A MESSAGE TO ALL DOG OWNERS.    Dogs fouling in public open spaces and on footpaths in Berinsfield.   Unfortunately despite constant requests by way of articles on Your Village Voice, requests on this website and posters in the village for dog owners to act responsibly and pick up their dog’s litter and dispose of it in one of the many dog litter bins located around the village, there are still a few dog owners who are allowing their dogs to foul on public footpaths and green open spaces and are not picking up their dog’s litter.   This action will not be tolerated and action will be taken.    

IT IS AN OFFENCE  not to clear up the mess if your dog fouls in a public place, including the recreation ground, pavements, grass verges and small green spaces and fines of up to £1000.00 are being imposed on offenders.   Not only is dog mess unpleasant it causes serious health problems, particularly in children who are more likely to ingest it while they are playing.   The result of this can be very unpleasant and lead to loss of eyesight.  

 There is a supply of free dog litter bags in the dispenser by the pavilion to be used if anyone forgets to take bags out with them.

 

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HEDGES OVERHANGING PAVEMENTS IN BERINSFIELD.

The Parish Council is receiving numerous complaints about hedges that are overhanging pavements in Berinsfield,    If you have a hedge planted in the garden of your property it is your responsibility to keep it cut back from the public highway, which includes pavements.  If you have difficulty doing this yourself, Your Village Voice contains details of local contractors who you could engage to carry out the work for you.    If  the hedges are not cut back, Oxfordshire County Council will, after notifying you, arrange for them to be cut and you will be charged for the work.

 

There is guidance with regard to high hedges on the South Oxfordshire District Council's website, http://www.southoxon.gov.uk/services-and-advice/planning-and-building/planning-enforcement/high-hedges 

 

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This is the official website of Berinsfield Parish Council which has been designed and constructed to provide what we hope will be a valuable resource of information to all residents, employers or visitors to the village.


We see it as a vehicle to find out more about what is happening within the Council and the wider Berinsfield community.

We wish for the site to be proactive as possible
and to be a two way channel of advice assistance and information between its residents and the Parish Council.

It will be achieved by:

  1. Involving local people more in what is happening in the village
  2. Improving communication
  3. Engaging everyone in local issues
  4. Providing a platform for the Village and its Organisations