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We know there has been some excitement about the Government's announcement that outdoor play areas can be reopened. However, the guidance comes with a long list of safety measures that the owner/manager of the play area must be able to meet. In Hadnall's case, that's the Parish Council.

At the moment, the new play equipment has yet to be safety tested and handed over to the Parish Council - so they cannot open it because it's not legally theirs or officially safe to use. At their meeting coming up on 13th July, the Parish Council will appraise the situation and consider whether they can safely reopen the play area (once it has been handed over to them). They will consider government guidance, the view of their insurer, and a full risk assessment. They will also consider the benefits to the village of reopening.

We are aware how desperately young families have been looking forward to using this facility. We will do everything we can to make that possible while keeping residents of Hadnall safe. Thank you for being patient.


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The Parish Council is a consultee in the planning application process, not a decision maker.

When a planning application is submitted to Shropshire Council, they ask for the Parish Council's comments and give a deadline by which to submit them. The Parish Council's Planning Committee then considers the application carefully and applies the "material planning considerations" that are set out in the National Planning Policy Framework. Any opinions from the occupants of neighbouring properties are also considered. The final comments are sent in to Shropshire Council but they alone make the decision on whether or not to grant permission for an application, not the Parish Council.

The Parish Council is impartial at all times and never applies personal views or opinions in the decision to either support or object to any application.