Rolling Updates on Parks & Leisure Restrictions for November 2020

Following the announcement of a new national lockdown during November I have started to make enquires about areas that fall under my portfolio of responsibilities at Redditch Borough Council. I'll update this thread as more information comes to light. PARKS These will remain open as they did last time - and just like last time … Continue reading Rolling Updates on Parks & Leisure Restrictions for November 2020

COVID-19 Local Alert Levels 1-3 – what they mean and how they are triggered

Local COVID Alert Level – Medium This is for areas where national restrictions continue to be in place. This means: All businesses and venues can continue to operate, in a COVID-Secure manner, other than those that remain closed in law, such as nightclubs.Certain businesses selling food or drink on their premises are required to close … Continue reading COVID-19 Local Alert Levels 1-3 – what they mean and how they are triggered

The Conservative Case for Active Travel

sportive woman with bicycle resting on countryside road in sunlight

Background and Context The government has had what might be argued as a road to Damascus conversion to the benefits of active travel. Others might argue Boris has always been keen on cycling. Either way, Boris wants us all to get fit and he likes cycling as a means to get about. Boris himself says: … Continue reading The Conservative Case for Active Travel

Government announces gyms and pools to reopen safely

Outdoor pools can reopen to the public from 11 July followed by indoor gyms, pools and leisure centres on 25 July. The Government has outlined the measures that will allow outdoor pools to reopen from 11 July and indoor gyms, swimming pools and sports facilities to reopen from 25 July, ensuring millions of people can … Continue reading Government announces gyms and pools to reopen safely

Performing Arts given green light to resume outdoors on July 11

Performing arts can now take place outdoors from 11 July with a socially distanced audience present, Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden announced today. This means that outdoor theatres, opera, dance and music can resume from Saturday so long as they take place outside and with a limited and socially distanced audience. This gives the green light … Continue reading Performing Arts given green light to resume outdoors on July 11