Good news for all plant lovers ... Following latest guidelines and advice issued, we are pleased to announce that Dave Wilcox of Greatfield Plants will return to Brackley market on Friday this week.
Dave's stall will be located on the Piazza as normal, however, we have a new lay-out in place to ensure the safety of all traders and customers. Please observe signs in place and social distancing guidance... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 13 May 2020 09:51 by Stephanie Campbell
All dog owners are reminded that their dogs MUST be kept on a lead at all times when visiting the St. James' Lake area. We have made numerous requests and placed signage in the area, but unfortunately, some people are not respecting these requests.
Thank you for your support during this time.
Posted: Fri, 01 May 2020 13:16 by Stephanie Campbell
Message from the Town Mayor
Celebrating VE Day 75 was originally planned as a nationwide event spread of over a three-day period and plans for a Brackley Town weekend of activities, starting on the afternoon of May 8th, were well advanced. Then comes Covid-19 causing disruption to our daily life the likes of which have not been seen since the end of World War II. The determination of the Nation, as... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 29 Apr 2020 11:36 by Stephanie Campbell
Officers from the Environment Agency have visited St.James' Lake again today to carry out further investigations. Samples of water and dead fish have been taken for testing, and we will report findings as soon as council has been notified.
This and a previous visit by EA last week followed a large number of reports relating to dead fish in the water. We are very grateful to all those people who have... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 28 Apr 2020 11:52 by Stephanie Campbell
Whilst all play areas and equipment are closed for the foreseeable future, our grounds team are taking this time to ensure cleaning and maintenance regimes continue. Today, cleaning started at Brackley Park.
Under the supervision of Operations Manager Mark Stopps, our dedicated team are working hard to ensure standards are maintained within our town.
Posted: Tue, 28 Apr 2020 11:32 by Stephanie Campbell
We have placed more signs around St. James' Lake today reminding people to keep their dogs on a lead whilst visiting.
This advice has been issued by the Government relating to current Covid-19 conditions. We also need to protect wildlife in the area, particularly very young ducklings and goslings. Unfortunately, a number of distressing reports of free-roaming dogs either chasing or attacking wildlife.... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 24 Apr 2020 13:34 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
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
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