Brackley is very lucky to be surrounded by the most beautiful countryside to explore, and the weather certainly helps to encourages us to venture a little further during our daily allotted exercise routine.
The National Countryside Code guide is offered to give guidance and information to all.
This code does not apply to Brackley and open spaces, please refer to local guidance and signs.
Posted: Fri, 24 Apr 2020 09:54 by Stephanie Campbell
The first collection of boxes was 200 and today, our fourth collection, was 375 boxes plus 4 crates of store cupboard items for the foodbank. These boxes are collected from Milton Keynes and arrive at the Market Square. They are then divided up amongst the volunteer delivery drivers and distributed to 21 parishes in the area and over 50 residents in Brackley - all whilst socially distancing of course.... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 23 Apr 2020 14:55 by Kathy Hale
There are growing concerns that not all dog owners are keeping their pets on leads whilst using Brackley parks and open spaces, in particular, the area surrounding St. James' Lake.
The following extract is taken from HM Government guidance issued:
If walking your dog in areas used by other people, you should walk your dog on a lead to ensure you safely keep 2 metres away from others. You can find further... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 23 Apr 2020 09:49 by Stephanie Campbell
Works will commence on Monday 27th April 2020 to provide a pedestrian tactile crossing with refuge island on Market Place, Brackley. The works are expected to end by Wednesday 6th May 2020 and will be carried out from 8.00am until 4.30pm each day (Monday to Friday).
Whilst works are undertaken, a two-way traffic light system will be in place on Market Place. In addition, all parking bays between Drayman's... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 22 Apr 2020 10:22 by Stephanie Campbell
Officers from the Environment Agency have now visited St. James' Lake following sightings of dead fish in the water. We are advised that the fish have died as a result of disease, possibly brought in by non-native fish. Members of Brackley & District Angling Club have photographic evidence of non-native fish int he lake such as Goldfish and Koi Carp.
Although there is no danger to the public, Brackley... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 21 Apr 2020 10:00 by Stephanie Campbell
Traditionally, all wreaths at the town war memorial are removed over the Easter holidays - A task usually undertaken by Royal British Legion Branch Members in Brackley.
Brackley Town Council staff have this morning removed all wreaths on behalf of Royal British Legion, due to their members not being able to fulfill their usual role.
Posted: Tue, 21 Apr 2020 09:34 by Stephanie Campbell
It has been brought to our attention that there is a quantity of dead fish within St. James' Lake. On first inspection, we do not know how this has happened or where they have come from.
The Environment Agency have been informed, and will visit to inspect and test the water within the lake as soon as possible.
In the meantime, in accordance with byelaws, please ensure your dogs are kept on leads and... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 20 Apr 2020 19:34 by Stephanie Campbell
Brackley Town Council is aware that despite numerous requests under Covid-19 conditions, there are still many occasions when groups of people (not from the same household) insist on gathering at St. James's Lake - sitting on benches, socialising, drinking and generally not keeping to HM Government social distancing guidelines.
In addition please be reminded that cycling is NOT permitted at any time... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 17 Apr 2020 13:55 by Stephanie Campbell
Many dog owners have told us that walking and exercising of their pets is as important as ever during this current lock-down period. It has become noticeable that many dogs are being walked by younger people unsupervised, and there is nothing wrong with that.
Unfortunately though, it has become apparent that not all young people (and quite a few adults) are not taking their dog ownership and walking... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 09 Apr 2020 12:19 by Stephanie Campbell
Despite warnings, advice and guidance issued associated with COVID-19 and the use of open spaces, it is evident that visitors to St. James' Lake continue to use the exercise equipment - DO NOT USE!
It is also noted that groups of people, not from the same household also continue to meet at St. James' Lake - DO NOT!
Unless people refrain from following requests made in our open spaces, and in particular... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 08 Apr 2020 11:41 by Stephanie Campbell