Stretton-on-Fosse, North Cotswolds

Covid-19 Information

The Village Playground

The Parish Council has opened the playground on Monday 6th July.

There are information posters at all the entrances to the playground.  Please read these before entering.

Please note the following:

•The parent/carer must be in the playground with the child/children - preferably just one adult.

•Please use hand sanitiser before entering and on leaving the playground.  For the time being you will need to bring your own.  There is hand sanitiser installed on the car park gate and the gate on to the road. Wash hands when you get home.

•We suggest taking antiseptic wipes with you: you may want to wipe down obvious areas your child will touch (e.g. horse handles, swing chains, table surfaces etc) before and after use.

•We are asking only residents of Stretton parish and the children in their care to use the playground so that we can identify anyone who may have had contact with a Covid19 sufferer.

•If there is a case of Covid19 confirmed in the parish the playground will be closed.  And we reserve the right to close it if we think there is a danger of transmission.

•If you find the playground busy, please come back later

•Consider not eating or drinking in the playground as this encourages children to eat and drink with hands that may be contaminated.

•We have put in place a risk assessment with the agreement of our insurance company and are satisfied that we have taken the necessary steps to safeguard you as far as possible. You use the playground at your own risk.

If you have any problems or questions please email:  [email protected] or phone the Parish Clerk on 01608 661157 if you have no email.

The Village Hall

The hall is now open but events are restricted by Covid regulations until further notice. Below is the new risk assessment and an appendix to the hire agreement

Stretton Coronavirus Action Plan (SCAP)

SCAP has been 'stood down' at the current time but all arrangements are being left in situ in case needed again. (Sept 2020)

Are you worried about how the Coronavirus may make life difficult for you?  What happens if your family and friends who usually help are not able to?

We don’t want anyone in the community to feel isolated so we are setting up a Stretton-on-Fosse telephone and email helpline which you can use whenever you feel you need it.  If you are ill or self-isolating then here are some of the things we will try to help with:

•Food shopping

•Collecting prescriptions

•Just a chat on the phone to someone

•Signposting help for problems arising from this situation

The idea is to offer help and/or give you a specific person to contact for help – a ’buddy’.  If you already have a ‘buddy’ in Stretton let us know who it is.  

Can you help and become a buddy? If you already watch out for someone, let us know who, so we know that person already has help if needed.

We are calling ourselves SCAP (Stretton Coronavirus Action Plan)!

Please contact:  Izzi Hazelwood on 01608 661816 or [email protected]

                      or Jill Harrison on 07930 839176 or [email protected]

This is being organised through the Parish Council of Stretton-on-Fosse

The village is keen to help any individuals and families who are having difficulty buying food and other essentials due to delays in or lack of access to government payments.  If you would like some help please get in touch with either Izzi Hazelwood ([email protected], 01608 661816) or Jill Harrison ([email protected], 07930 839176) in  confidence.

For anyone looking for temporary paid work there are some options for manual work within walking distance of the village. Once again, please get in touch with Izzi or Jill.


There is a food bank in St Edmunds Church in Shipston, open from 10 till 12 on Tuesdays and Saturdays.  If you have items to donate to the Food Bank (no fresh food) please leave it in the crate at the entrance to the village hall.  There are also some tins, packets of food and vegetables for anyone in the village who is unable to feed their household

Because the parish council email ([email protected]) is being blocked when we try to send out information to the village (they think we are scamming) we have now (from 31/3/20) started up a new (temporary) email for the Parish Council:  [email protected] until we get the BT problem sorted.

Village Hall Risk Assessment Sept 2020
Appendix for Village Hall Risk Assessment Sept 2020