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Posted: Tue, 21 Jul 2020 07:15 by Alison Perkins

Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council



Following the recent announcement that indoor gyms and leisure centres can reopen the Borough Council is delighted to announce that Hinckley Leisure Centre plans to open its doors on Monday 3 August in a phased return. More »

The reopening will be done over three phases, across three weeks, with measures in place to keep visitors and staff safe.

On Monday, August 3 the gym will open and gym facilities and studio classes will resume.

The following week on Monday, August 10 the swimming pool will open with lane swimming and on Monday 17 August the sports hall / badminton courts will be available.

A date for the re-start of swimming lessons has yet to be finalised.

A series of safety measures have been introduced such as one way systems; perspex screens on reception counters; and sanitising stations throughout the facilities. Only pre-booked visits will be permitted and only card transactions will be accepted.

Executive Member for Culture and Leisure at the Borough Council, Councillor Keith Nichols said: I'm delighted that Hinckley Leisure Centre will be reopening its doors in a phased return as we adapt to the 'new normal.' It is recognised nationally the key role sport and physical activity will play in the recovery from this pandemic.

"In readiness for this we have been doing a lot of work behind the scenes with our partners at Places Leisure to plan for how this can be best achieved. It is a key priority for the council helping people in our communities to improve their physical and mental health. Our leisure centre is central to this aim and provides an excellent environment to help keep us physically and mentally healthy."

A spokesperson for Places Leisure said: "We are really pleased with the Government's decision to allow indoor gyms and leisure facilities to reopen.

"Since we closed our facilities on government advice in March, the team has been taking advice from Public Health England, following government guidelines, and consulting with our trade body ukactive to ensure that we can reopen as soon as possible.

"Now, as we prepare to do that, we are implementing lots of new measures to keep colleagues and customers safe. Changes will include lots of signage to ensure we all respect social distancing, reduced activity capacities, enhanced cleaning regimes, and hand sanitizing and cleaning stations.

"All information as to opening times, activities, how to book, use of changing facilities will be available on our website www.placesleisure.org/reopening/hinckley and on our Places Locker app.

"We cannot wait to welcome our colleagues and customers back." » Less

King George's Field Recreation Ground - 4th July 2020

Posted: Fri, 03 Jul 2020 19:09 by Alison Perkins

The Toddlers Play Area and the play/gym equipment will be open for use from the 4th July.

We respectfully request that:

*Social distancing of 2 metres continues to be observed

*Users bring their own antibac gel/wipes to clean their hands and the equipment prior to use More »

*No food or drink be consumed on or near the equipment.

*A maximum of 2 adults and 4 children have access to the Toddlers Play Area at any one time to observe the 2 metre rule

Thank you in advance of your cooperation. » Less



Posted: Tue, 16 Jun 2020 17:33 by Alison Perkins

Work is due to start in early July 2020 and is scheduled for completion by the end of October 2020. To keep our programme for these works as short as possible and to minimise disruption to the local community, we will work in phases: More »

• between 8pm and 6am, Monday to Thursday

• between 8pm and 8am Friday

• between 7pm and 10am Saturday

• between 7pm and 6am Sunday During 2 weekends we plan to work:

• between 8am and 7pm Saturday day time under two-way temporary traffic signals

• between 10am and 7pm Sunday day time under two-way temporary traffic signals

Please note that all our planned works are subject to change due to weather conditions or unforeseen circumstances.

How will the work affect traffic?

To maintain a safe environment for our workforce and motorists, we will need to use a mixture of lane and full carriageway closures in phases. During all road closures we will put in place fully signed diversion routes which have been agreed with the Local Authorities. All carriageways will be open, as usual, outside of our working hours. For additional safety during lane closures, there will also be a reduced speed limit in place while we work.

How will the work affect businesses and residents?

We will make sure that access to businesses and residences is maintained wherever possible. To ensure we keep you up to date with the latest closure details we will issue regular bulletins and information. We will also have a dedicated Public Liaison Officer on hand to answer any questions you may have. Maintaining safety during Covid-19 We are working hard to maintain the road network and are prioritising critical operational activities. This will help ensure that life-saving medicine, equipment, supplies and healthcare staff can travel to where they're needed most.

All our sites have strict safeguarding measures, in line with Public Health England guidance, to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and none of our sites are open to the public. All construction projects are closely monitored, and the situation is kept under constant review. Contact Us If you have any questions about this work, please contact our Public Liaison Officer, Alasdair Quinn, as follows: • Email: A5plo@tarmac.com • Telephone: 07483 453 007 Alternatively, you can contact our Highways England Customer Contact Centre as follows: • Email: info@highwaysengland.co.uk • Telephone: 0300 123 5000 We apologise for any inconvenience caused and will do our very best to complete the work as quickly as possible, keeping disturbances and noise to a minimum. Yours faithfully, Project Manager Highways England » Less