The Arncliffe Centre and Hollies Hall have seen a return to hiring by a range of groups and organisations. After a quiet first week commencing Monday August 3rd, there was a sizeable growth in the return of groups from Monday August 10th. The groups who have returned include:
- Elite Ju-Jitsu
- Weight Watchers
- Slimming World
We look forward to welcoming more groups back in August and early September.
To assist groups with the financial impact of the Covid-19 crisis, the Town Council has given a short free hire period to the returning groups through the months of August and early September. We are also grateful to the groups for their patience and understanding with regard to new and very different health and safety regulations in relation to Covid-19 compliance. This includes the necessity for Town Council staff to cleanse spaces after each session, restrictions on the numbers of users, stricter rules on access/egress of the settings and, more recently, the advice on the use of face coverings in enclosed spaces.
We remain hopeful that the Arncliffe and Hollies will continue to host these important activities for the benefit of Halewood people. We’re improving the knowledge base all of the time and listening to our regular hirers who, in some cases, are using a number of community settings across Merseyside and bring useful knowledge to help inform decisions. Next month will also see the Town Council run bar functions for the first time since lockdown. Our hope is that we can take learning from these events so our council settings can once again be utilised safely for important community celebrations and commemorations
Our appreciation also goes to the clients and residents of Halewood who have made the task of returning groups/organisations much easier through their understanding of the challenges faced by leaders of these groups and Town Council staff.