Important Garden Notice
Updated 27th March 2020
Residents, Ratepayers and Garden Subscribers
During these exceptional times, the CEPC is doing all we can to continue to provide access to our communal gardens, along with providing vital monitoring and maintenance of the CEPC roads, pavements and lighting. We are focusing our activities on essential work on the CEPC’s estate and constantly reviewing the unfolding government advice and requirements.
The CEPC recognise its gardens are a vital resource for the mental and physical well-being of residents/garden subscribers and the contribution they make to combating the coronavirus pandemic. They are also a workplace for our colleagues who continue to work on site to ensure they remain open.
Unfortunately, we have had some incidents of garden users not following the social distancing guidelines and leaving items in the gardens (including a facemask and gloves). Such behaviour is not acceptable and puts everyone at increased risk. We have already locked the garden toilets, closed the playground in Park Square and cordoned off a number of grouped picnic benches as safety measures. Contingency plans are in place to lock the gardens, a move the CEPC would wish not to take unless instructed to by the government.
In order that the gardens can remain open as long as safely possible, please ensure the gardens are only used in the following manner:
- Only use the gardens for your once daily exercise in line with the government advice
- Observe 2m social distancing
- No food or drink to be brought in to the gardens except for drinks in containers to stay hydrated (which must be taken home) whilst you exercise
- Do not congregate in groups of 2 or more people, other than those that reside at the same individual property unit
- Do not leave any items in the gardens, take them home with you
- Benches are there for those that need them to rest during their exercise. Please do not use them for any other purpose e.g. to socialise
Please help us to keep the gardens open by strictly adhering to the above behaviour in the CEPC gardens until further notice.