Following the announcement of a national lockdown to curb the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) on Tuesday 5 January we wanted to urge all the people of Henley to follow COVID rules and to update our residents on Council Facilities and Services.
We would like to remind residents that government advice stipulates that you must stay at home. This is the single most important action that we can take to curb the spread of the virus.
Mayor of Henley, Councillor Ken Arlett says “This is a crucial phase, and we must urge residents of Henley to follow government guidance to the letter. We were sad to hear multiple reports of people not respecting the rules last weekend. We cannot emphasise enough that your care and consideration for others will save lives. If you must leave home for essential reasons, please wear a face covering, use hand sanitizer, wash your hands regularly and please dispose of your face masks carefully. The lives and livelihoods of the people of Henley depend on your actions now. Maintain social distancing in our parks and play areas and in our Market Place. We continue to liaise with SODC Environmental Health and Thames Valley Police on this matter.”
In Henley the number of cases has only dropped slightly to 68 from 78 in the last days up to 7 January. In South Oxfordshire the number of cases has dropped too (21%) but the deaths have increased to 15 in the last 7 days up from 4 (87.5%). 140 people were admitted to Royal Berkshire Hospital.
We are working to support our residents and businesses during this time. Where services are open, we will be adhering to strict social distancing measures and the latest government guidance. For further information please visit visithenley.com and henleytowncouncil.gov.uk.
Facilities and Services
|Information Centre||Open during normal office hours for phone calls/ email.|
Makins Recreation Ground
Freemans Meadow Gillotts Field
|Markets||Open for essential food and drink stalls only|
|Bus service||Will continue to run|
|Parking||Parking enforcement will continue|
|Funerals and burials||Will take place in line with latest government guidance|
|Weddings||Will be rescheduled except in very specific circumstances|
|Room Hire||All room hire to be cancelled/rescheduled including Old Fire Station Gallery exhibitions|
|Outdoor gym (Makins Recreation Ground)||Closed|
(all-weather pitch/outdoor sports centre)