Tags: Parks and Open Spaces
We are pleased to announce our play areas and outdoor gym equipment will all be open by midday on Monday 6 July. Our grounds team will begin first thing and do safety checks and put up the required signage.
As there is no practical or effective way of cleaning the equipment, please ensure you maintain good hand washing practices and use sanitizer. Users are advised to wipe equipment with suitable sanitizing... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 03 Jul 2020 09:03 by Kathy Hale
A little later than usual, Brackley Town Council Grounds Team members have been planting up the flower beds in our town centre this week.
Six beds have been planted, which will soon develop and grow for to make a cheerful display for our town.
Posted: Wed, 10 Jun 2020 11:06 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
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
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
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
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