RETURN OF FACE TO FACE MEETINGS
ALL PARISH COUNCIL MEETINGS WILL BE HELD BACK IN THE VILLAGE HALL COMMITTEE ROOM FROM SEPTEMBER 2021.
Members of the General Public are more than welcome to attend. Although Covid-19 restrictions have been lifted, the Parish Council ask that all members of the public who wish to attend, pre-register with the Parish Clerk, supplying their name and contact details by no later than midday Sunday 12th September 2021. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
PLEASE READ THE GUIDLINES SET OUT BELOW REGARDING ATTENDING A PARISH COUNCIL MEETING IN THE HALL:
HELP KEEP THIS HALL COVID-19 SECURE
- You must not enter if you or anyone in your household has COVID-19 symptoms.
- If you develop COVID-19 symptoms within 10 days of visiting these premises you must seek a COVID-19 test.
- Maintain social distancing as far as possible from anyone you do not have regular contact with:
- Use the hand sanitiser provided on entering the premises. Clean your hands often. Soap and paper towels are provided.
- Avoid touching your face, nose and mouth. Wash you hands if you do.
- FACE COVERINGS SHOULD be worn in confined areas (eg toilets, corridors) unless an exemption applies to a person (eg for health reasons, those aged under 11) and you are encouraged to wear them at a busy or crowded event if the organizer asks you to do so, so as to protect more vulnerable people.
- “Catch it, Bin it, Kill it”. Tissues should be disposed of into one of the rubbish bags provided. Then wash your hands.
- Check the organisers of your activity have cleaned door handles, tables, other equipment, sinks and surfaces before you arrived. Keep them clean. We do our best to clean all surfaces at the hall between each hire.
- Take turns to use confined spaces such as corridors, kitchen and toilet areas. Standing or sitting next to someone is lower risk than opposite them. Briefly passing another person in a confined space is low risk.
- Keep the hall well ventilated. Close doors and windows on leaving.
** IMPORTANT IMFORMATION** (updated 07.09.20)
All monthly Parish Council Meetings will still be conducted virtually via Zoom.
It is unlikely for at least until the end of this year to hold PC meetings in the village hall. We cannot use the Committee Room due to it’s size and not being able to maintain social distancing. The main hall is only going to be let to the groups who have already got contracts, to go back and hold their classes with new restrictions in place. Therefore it is not free for the Parish Council to use for the time being.
In the light of recent changes to Government advice we are now restricted from holding Parish Council meetings with immediate effect.
Parish Councils have been informed to make sure they have in place the necessary delegations to enable business continuity and need to put in place the necessary delegations to enable this to happen.
With guidance from SALC and NALC, the Clerk has drawn up a Business Business Continuity Motion for The Parish Council. (see attachment below).
The Chairman called an extraordinary meeting for all Parish Councillors to sign this Motion on 20th March 2020.
ALL PARISH COUNCIL MEETINGS ARE CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Nestling in the foothills of Ham Hill Country Park, lies the stunning village of Norton sub Hamdon. Norton is small but nevertheless, there is a huge sense of community and a vigorous wealth of activity. The village supports many clubs, festivals and shows, including the annual flower show, youth clubs, local church, live comedy nights, pantomimes, coffee mornings, annual festival and even duck racing to name but a few! We have an amazing pub, The Lord Nelson, which caters for all, whether it is live music, quiz nights, film nights, skittles teams plus amazing food for all the family. We have an incredible Community Land Trust which due to the commitment of residents, has saved the thriving village shop (which is run by volunteers) and Post Office, and has been responsible for the recent addition of 10 Affordable homes. Amongst the warm glow of the Hamstone houses, sits a greatly valued primary school and a dominant medieval church. Norton has something for everyone. Everyone receives a warm welcome here and people go out of their way to help others, whatever their need may be. If you are looking for a village which oozes charm, quaintness and oodles of spirit…then Norton sub Hamdon is the only place!