Town Council responds to Covid-19 lockdown
Closures and cancellations as restrictions come into force
Banbury Town Council has called off all their planned events until July including The Taste of Spring food festival, Film Friday, VE Day Tea Dance, Banbury and District Show, and Armed Forces Day. In addition all bookings at the town hall have been cancelled. The monthly councillor surgeries that enable voters to meet elected members have also been put on hold for the time being.
Leader of Banbury Town Council Kieron Mallon said: “These closures and cancellations are essential if we are going to prevent the spread of coronavirus. It is affecting all aspects of family life and working conditions”.
The Council is continuing to function with councillors operating remotely using technology without the need to attend meetings. However playgrounds, play areas and multi-use play spaces have been closed. Councillor Mallon said, “I’m asking parents and children not to ignore the closures. It is impossible to fence off more than 50 play and teenage areas and we are therefore relying on people to behave sensibly.”
Funerals will still go ahead as normal and parks will stay open for exercise but not for gatherings of more than two people.