Measham Parish Council

Serving the people of Measham

Clerk: Dawn Roach
c/o Measham Leisure Centre
off High Street, Measham
Derbyshire DE12 7HR

Tel: 01530 589583

Covid-19 Information

In line with government guidance all 6 play areas in the village including the skate park and outdoor gym equipment will re-open on 4th July. The following guidance is in place:

  • 1 adult only to accompany a child/children
  • If the playground is busy, consider coming back at a later time. Talk to your children about this possibility before visiting
  • Wash your and your children's hands before and after visiting
  • Take and use hand sanitiser and use sanitiser wipes to clean high traffic touch points and consider taking a bottle of water if your children's hands get covered in mud
  • Ensure your children are using hand sanitiser frequently
  • Please ensure all litter is put in the bins provided
  • Be courteous and allow everyone to take their turn
  • Follow the current social distance and government guidelines when visiting and encourage your children to do the same

Failure to follow the above guidelines could result in the closure of the facilities.

Below is community information which we hope is useful. As the situation changes so rapidly, we cannot guarantee that these details are all correct.

Many of the shops and businesses are now open or re-opening as soon as permitted by the government. Please check with them individually for opening hours which may have changed.

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The Parish Council Office is closed but you can still get in touch the usual way by calling 01530 589583 or emailing info@meashamparishcouncil.gov.uk 9am - 11.30 am Monday, 9am - 3pm Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and 9am - 1pm on Friday.

Parish council meetings are being held by Zoom, for more information please see the meeting calendar for dates and times.

The cemetery and allotments remain open, we ask that visitors obey social distancing at all times. This will be kept under review.

Parish council maintenance staff are carrying out usual duties whilst social distancing. This includes mowing, inspecting the parks, open spaces and parish owned land and facilities, they also empty parish owned bins and maintain the cemetery.

Measham Leisure Centre is open from 27th July, all classes and the gym need to be booked in advance. Call 01530 274061 for more info.

Local Information

For local updates, volunteer and help requests and general village information please go to the Spotted Measham Facebook page at

https://www.facebook.com/SpottedMeasham/

The food bank is being held at Measham Baptist Church on Friday mornings 9am – 10am. For more information please call 07542118878 or email info@ashbyfoodbank.org.uk

There is a collection point in the Co-op store for anyone who can donate food.

Foodbank vouchers are available from the following
North West Leicestershire District Council
Measham Medical Unit
Schools
Church / Vicar
Citizens Advice Bureau

Vouchers are issued on the day only as an emergency.

Fairshare produce is also available on the day without the need for a voucher.

Measham Medical Unit go to their Facebook page for the latest advice and information https://www.facebook.com/meashamdoctors/ or website https://www.meashamdoctors.co.uk/ or Twitter https://twitter.com/MeashamU

Dean and Smedley Pharmacy are allowing 3 people inside at a time, please wait outside until you are able to enter.

Post Office

The post office is currently operating usual hours.

Churches

Please visit the websites for the latest information.

https://www.stlaurencechurchmeasham.org.uk/

http://ololstcharles.blogspot.com/

https://www.meashambaptistchurch.com/

Groceries

Most are now open in the village, please check with the individual shops for opening times.

More information

Information relating to North West Leicestershire (refuse, enforcement, litter, housing etc):

https://www.nwleics.gov.uk/pages/coronavirus_information_for_nwl_communities

Information relating to Leicestershire County Council (Highways, adult social care, waste sites etc):

https://www.leicestershire.gov.uk/coronavirus-covid-19

National information:

NHS: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

Public Health England: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/public-health-england

World Health Organisation: https://www.who.int/health-topics/coronavirus

Government information https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

If anyone has further information to add to this list, please get in touch with the Parish Clerk.

Coronavirus information for funerals, burials and interments of cremated remains

Arranging a funeral, burial or cremation is a difficult thing to do at any time, and under the current circumstances even more so. We are working to minimise the impact of the coronavirus on bereavement services.

Our cemetery remains open and we have introduced the following temporary changes:

  • The Parish Office is closed to the public. For all enquiries call 01530 589583 or email info@meashamparishcouncil.gov.uk
  • Attendance at funerals is now restricted to immediate family only. Immediate family are classed as:

Spouse/partner

Parent/ carers

Brothers/sisters

Children and partners

The number of the above is restricted to 8 for any burial interments at the cemetery

The number of the above is restricted to 2 for cremated remains interments at the cemetery

  • At no point should mourners mix closer than 2 metres apart from each other
  • Mourners should follow the advice on social distancing when travelling to and from the funeral gathering
  • Mourners should avoid any direct face-to-face or physical contact, for example, hugging each other unless they are part of the same household, that is, they have already been living in the same house as each other
  • Mourners in attendance, should follow the general advice on hand hygiene and preventing the spread of infection
  • Mourners who are unwell with symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19), or are part of a household with possible coronavirus (COVID-19) infection, should not attend any gatherings
  • In many situations the household members of the deceased person will be the next of kin; they may be having to self-isolate in line with household guidance. Where the funeral is scheduled to take place before the period of household isolation has been completed (14 days from the first case in that household), there should be no mixing between mourners who are self-isolating and those who are not
  • Mourners who are symptomatic should not attend in any circumstance.
  • Until further notice you will not be able to pre-purchase a grave plot. The only exception is for family members to be able to purchase plots adjacent to someone who is being buried.
  • We are not currently offering appointments to meet a member of staff to select, locate a grave or memorial

Thank you for your understanding and cooperation we will update this page with any further changes.