Sherborne Town Council is pleased to announce that the offices at the Manor House, Newland, have now re-opened.
Opening Hours will be from 10.00 am to 1.00 pm Monday to Friday, until further notice. Entry into the building will be restricted in order to control numbers and sanitising facilities will be available. All visitors are requested to wear a face-mask whilst in the building.
The council advice line will remain live from 10.00 am till 1.00 pm every weekday. Call 01935 812807 if you are not sure where to find the help you need.
The Grounds Maintenance teams are continuing to operate, as they did throughout COVID-19, to keep our lovely parks and pathways in the best possible condition. Pageant Gardens, Paddock Gardens and Sherborne Cemetery are now open to visitors observing Government guidelines on social distancing.
Children’s play areas reopened on 4th July 2020, but the public are asked to observe the Government advice on social distancing and hand cleanliness. The Terrace Playing Fields are continuing to host the holding area for Sherborne Reycling Centre. The Tennis facilities are now open and it is hoped that Cricket will start again soon. Rugby and Football in due course.
Digby Hall is not yet open to the public, but its newly refurbished kitchens have been become a working base for Sherborne Viral Kindness in their superb voluntary campaign delivering meals to vulnerable homes.
Town Council grants and special grants from the Mayor’s Fund continue to be paid throughout the lockdown to support a wide range of charities and voluntary groups.
The Town Council continues to work closely with Dorset Council and national agencies to ensure help reaches the most vulnerable. It has also helped to facilitate changes in Cheap Street to encourage shoppers back into Town to support local businesses.
The Council continues to hold meetings using Zoom, until the Government relaxes the rules on social distancing.
The next full Town Council meeting will take place on Monday 20 July 2020 and the next Plans Committee on 3 August 2020.