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News

The latest news published by East Grinstead Town Council can be found below.

July 2020

National Lottery Community Fund

2 July 2020

The National Lottery Community Fund  is accepting applications for funding for community projects that require support through the COVID-19 outbreak.

East Court play park to remain closed

2 July 2020

Although the Government has announced that play parks can open from Saturday 4th,  it is only where the owners can comply with necessary safety measures and the Town Council is not able to do this yet. We are working on this and seeking advice, once we can open we will but please bear with us.  the following advice has been issued:

  • Children and parents must not interfere with closure measures where a playground remains closed. If it is closed then this will be for a good reason. Do not endanger yourself by breaching closure measures. Wait until the playground has been opened properly.

Once open:

  •  Maintain social distancing within the playground, according to the government’s latest advice and the signage or instruction in the playground.
  • If the playground is too busy then find another playground in which to play.
  • Wash your hands before entering the playground and after you have finished. Use hand sanitiser often.

We don’t know if Mid Sussex District Council are able to open their playparks yet either,  so please just wait a few more days so that you can safely use the parks,  please obey signage which is for your and your family’s safety. 

East Grinstead Town Council reception is reopening from Monday 6th July

2 July 2020

To ensure your safety, please follow the new guidelines. Our service remains the same and you can continue to contact us by email or telephone as we have been throughout lockdown.   As the Government advice is still to work from home if you can, the office is being manned by a skeleton staff on a shift basis, the officer you may want might not be in on any given day, therefore you are advised to ring to make an appointment rather than drop in.   

Visitors to our reception will see signage to help you find your way to avoid crossing in the corridors and on stairwells.    Please follow the one way system in the building and maintain a 2m distance from others.    

We are required to comply with the NHS Track and Trace system; All visitors to the office have to write down your name, address & contact number which we will keep for 21 days*

Do not enter the building if you are feeling unwell

Hand sanitisers will be at the entrance of East Court and in reception, please use them. 

Our Reception has been fitted with a protective Screen; you must stay your side of the screen,  if you are attending for a proof of life certification you will need to remove any face covering for ID to take place.  

Opening hours; Reception will be open reduced hours 09:00 – 12:00 midday. You can continue to contact us between 9:00 – 16:00 Monday – Friday by phone on 01342 323636 or email us on: towncouncil@eastgrinstead.gov.uk 

Public toilets are situated in the car park, there are facilities available in the building. 

*our privacy and data protection statements are available here . If you are not willing to leave your contact details, please do not attend the offices in person, as this is a government requirement. 

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