Parish Council


If you wish to contact the Parish Council, please contact the Parish Clerk:  by e-mail at filkinsclerk@hotmail.co.uk.

If you wish to see the Clerk please telephone or email first to make an appointment. Alternatively, any of the Parish Councillors would be happy to discuss any aspect of parish business. Please contact them at the numbers below.

The Parish Council have recently conducted a survey of the properties owned or under the control of the Parish Council. This was carried out by Nick Owen from Property Pathfinders. The survey can be found here. This will enable the Parish Council to budget their expenditure over the next two-three years.

The Parish Council were unable to hold the Annual Parish Meeting in May due to COVID 19. Please see below for the  Chairman's Report  and RFO Report 2019/20.

Filkins and Broughton Poggs Parish Council are pleased to be able to reopen our village playground.

Please remember that allowing children to use this playground and equipment is at parents' own risk.

Due to Covid-19 the government has produced guidance on the use of playgrounds. Please read the guidance below on minimising the transmission risk of Covid-19 and note that FBP PC will not be cleaning and disinfecting the play equipment, any seating and the bins.

Scientific advice suggests that the COVID-19 virus can survive for up to several days on some hard surfaces. The risks are reduced when outdoors, where surfaces may be subject to UV light and/or rain. Whilst all possible practical measures have been put in place the user of this equipment does so at their own choice and risk.

Filkins and Broughton Poggs Parish Council have carried out the following in relation to the re-opening of our village playground

1. Completed relevant Risk Assessments including COVID-19 risks

2. Prior to opening carried out safety checks

3. Prior to opening arranged repairs where necessary

4. Produce signage to advise users on the safe use of the playground.

In order to keep our environment as safe as possible please follow the instructions below:

§ At the playground entry point maintain a safe distance and allow users to ENTER the play park whilst those preparing to leave step 2m back from the gate and then exit.

§ Parents/carers to ensure that their child uses hand sanitiser before, and after, the use of play equipment.

§ Parents/carers may wish to wipe equipment where there are clear touch points.

§ Be aware of social distancing of 2 metres where possible but at least 1 metre.

§ A maximum number of 15 persons, at any one time, are allowed to use the playground area.

§ It is advised that only one family member accompanies a child but with a maximum of two adults per child.

§ Consumption of food and drink on play equipment or in the playground area is banned.

§ Please take care with the disposal of rubbish, in particular face coverings or disposable gloves. Please take rubbish away and dispose of it at home.

Playground COVID-19 Signage

The Parish Council will ensure that there is signage around the playground that includes:

1. General information posters

2. Entrance and exit notice at the gate

3. Notice on each piece of equipment to remind users that the equipment should be used in turn and by one family at a time

4. Notice that states that the FBP PC will not be cleaning the equipment, seating or bins

Forthcoming Virtual Parish Council Meeting: 4th November 2021 at 7.30pm

As new Government Legislation has allowed this will take place virtually if we are still restricted. This will be on the Zoom platform - details of how to attend will be available on the agenda or follow the link below.

Zoom Meeting November click here

Meeting ID: 879 8383 7847
Passcode: Filkins04

We are hoping to revert to  meetings in Filkins Village Hall committee room as soon as possible but we have been advised by OALC and NALC that this will not be until mid 2021.

If you would like the Parish Council to discuss any matter, please let the clerk know two weeks in advance of the meeting so that the matter can be considered for the agenda. Alternatively, all parishioners are welcome to attend and listen to all council meetings, and there is always an opportunity for those who attend to put any points to the council. There will not necessarily be any debate on any matter not on the agenda.