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Dear Residents

As you know the Government has determined that children’s playgrounds with play equipment such as swings and slides etc can open from the 4th July 2020. The Parish Council has reviewed the guidelines and conditions under which this can happen and it is sorry to inform you that will not be possible for the playground to open on that day.


The reason for this is that the Parish Council does not have the human resources or the financial reserves to be able to meet the requirements set in the guidance from the government.


The link above provide complete information about guidance but in summary what is required is:

·        Risk assessment

·        Social distancing: limit maximum number, only one adult to accompany child, limit number of swings in use, set time limits

·        Signs – for queues, social distancing and effective use of sanitation by users required, ban consumption of food

·        Clear communication to community about reopening with information about action taken by NPC and their responsibilities

·        Cleaning regimes.

There could be a situation that would facilitate opening if a group of parents and other villagers could form a playground support group to work with the Parish Council to meet the government requirements.


Therefore if you would like to create a support group to help the village open its children’s playground please let me or the Parish Clerk know. or

To be clear your parish council will be able to conduct the risk assessment and provide some signs but the rest of the requirements in the guidance would become the responsibility of the suggested village playground support group if we able to create one.

Many thanks & kindest regards

Mike Williams

Chairman – Nash Parish Council


Cllr. Michael Williams

Chairman– Nash Parish Council

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As part of the ‘VE Weekend Stay at Home Camping Weekend’ happening in Nash during the VE Bank Holiday, Keith and Rita Hofgartner have created an activity that individuals or families might like to undertake whilst ‘Exercising’ and ‘Socially Distancing’.
It’s free to enter BUT hopefully if you find it entertaining (or not) you may like to a ‘donation’ to the Nash NHS Just-giving Page (for what ever you think is relevant). No prizes just a bit of fun!
Download the Quiz here .. Nash VE Day Treasure Hunt
The Answers (if required) will be available from Tuesday (from this website) to give you the Weekend to complete your ‘Mission’!
Good luck and Stay Safe!


Dear All,

It would appear that the scammers, crooks trying to deprive the public of their cash, are now using coronavirus as a way of trying to raise cash from some of us.  The new excuses are:

You need a Coronavirus test kit 》 No, at the present time there are no Coronavirus testing kits available to buy, or to be used for tests at your doorstep. Do not be tempted to pay for this non-existent service.

I need help 》 Do NOT place items on your doorstep to say you need help as this is an invitation to scammers that you may be in a vulnerable situation.  If help is needed please ring your Nash Support Group contact or a committee member – see below.

The council needs to clean your house 》  The council DO NOT need to enter your house to do a deep clean

You qualify for a tax or rates refund 》  Emails saying that you can get a refund on taxes or business rates should be treated with extreme caution. Often the sender just wants your personal details.

If you make an initial payment now we will give you a discount 》  Do not pay upfront fees. We are aware of phone calls from ‘energy companies’ offering credit during the crisis if they can collect an advance payment. This is a scam.

This is your bank calling, please confirm your details.  Or similarly, this is Thames Valley Police 》  Neither your bank or the police will EVER ask for your bank details over the phone.  This is a grey area as in Nashlert experience both the bank and NHS wiĺl ring and ask for date of birth which I always refuse to give as they are doing the ringing.  This usually results in an unhelpful, or even abusive, response but I am sure we all have our ways of dealing with this.

In Nash at this time treat any unexpected contacts from outside of the village as suspicious and for advice please speak to any member of your Parish Council, or your Nash Support Group contact or any member of the Support Group Committee:

 John Hamilton (01908 502557,

Mary Vinakoti (07973 764 191

Administrator: Sir John Southby (01908 501812,

Parish Council Chairman: Mike Williams (01908 506155 or 07768666763,



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