Cawston helping to educate young people during the pandemic
Under current Covid-19 regulations, Cawston parish council is allowed to offer the community hall for educational use, but it's not business as usual for other hall hirers.
Cawston Community Hall has been used by Warwickshire County Council for educational purposes since the middle of January.
Samantha Bestwick, Cawston parish council chair, said: “This is permitted by [current Covid-19] regulations. It is not business as usual.
“The hall will be opened for justifiable reasons - for the young people who really need it.”
Valerie Moody, Cawston Community Hall Facilities and Communications Manager, added that normal community use will probably resume once the majority of people have been vaccinated.
“At the moment we are mostly shut,” she emphasised.
The hall will not be open for regular usage until the area is back in Tier 2 Covid restrictions.
At January’s Cawston parish council meeting, the parish councillors also voted to start looking into improvements to be made to the hall’s rear exit doors and shutters.
“We know we have an issue with the rear of the hall. It was only ever designed as an intermittent emergency exit,” said Samantha Bestwick.
However, Covid-19 restrictions have shown that the rear exit is vital if people need to have a one-way route around the hall.
“It makes sense to look at this properly while the hall isn’t in [full] use,” she added.