Arrangements for Public Protection – 24 March 2020

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New Local Arrangements for Public Protection – 24 March 2020



Following the Prime Minister’s address on March 23rd, the Town Council has made the following decisions, with immediate effect, to comply with his instructions:

Council Buildings

All Council buildings are closed. This now includes the public toilets on Easthope Road, Lutwyche Road and in the Town Park;

Town Market

The Thursday Market is suspended, with immediate effect, until further notice, because social distancing cannot be ensured. The Council is working urgently with Mayfair on a system of phone ordering and free or subsidised delivery of essential supplies from market traders.

Open Spaces

The open spaces, owned or managed by the Council, remain open BUT the play equipment in the Town Park, on Richard Robinson Field or the All Stretton Play Area is not to be used to reduce the risk of cross infection. There is to be no play on the Tennis Courts, croquet lawn or bowling green in the Park until further notice.

Residents are encouraged to use these open spaces, including Rectory Wood and Field, to take their daily exercise of walking, running, cycling or walking the dog BUT remaining at all times at least two metres from everyone, who is not a member of their household.

Carding Mill Valley and the Long Mynd

Carding Mill Valley remains open for people to take exercise but the car parks will be closed from this afternoon and compliance will be enforced. The National Trust is keeping public access on to the Longmynd under review.


Please note the Police now have powers to ensure compliance with all of the Prime Minister’s instructions.

Support Systems

The Council, Mayfair, community services and organisations are working closely together to expand support systems, which continue to develop. Up to date information can be found on the Town Council website:

Mayfair and the Health & Wellbeing Centre are closed to the general public but continue with health one-to-one clinics. The outreach support services continue, as does the Mayfair Meals service, delivered by Good Neighbours. Anyone willing and able to help or needs help, Contact: 01694 722077 or email

Last updated 24 March 2020

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