Throughout lockdown we have had to make some significant changes to the way we deliver services to ensure that we continue to protect our workers, our residents and ultimately help to save lives. We also want to support our communities and residents to make safe and healthy choices during this difficult period.
We had to suspend a number of outdoor services activities, but as the government guidance changes, we continue to review our services so that wherever possible, we can support the health and wellbeing of our communities.
All of our play parks and multi-use games arenas reopened.
We would ask members of the public to follow some basic guidelines in accordance with government guidance so that everyone can stay safe while having fun in the park.
Safety in play areas
To keep your children safe while they play please:
- don't come to our play parks if you have symptoms of coronavirus
- maintain appropriate physical distancing from people not in your household whilst in the play park and on equipment
- bring some disinfectant wipes or similar with you to clean hands and surfaces whilst using the equipment
- catch any coughs and sneezes in a tissue or the crook of your elbow and dispose of tissues responsibly
We hope you have a fun day in the park!
Garden care services
The garden care service has now returned to full service for people who are eligible for scheme. This allow us to support the health and wellbeing of our residents by allowing them to safely access green space within their own gardens.
Please note that the garden care service operates from March - November.
Our priority will be to support bereavement services in the first instance, with a focus on cemeteries.
Amenity space maintenance
Amenity space maintenance has been reintroduced to all areas which can be easily accessed by our grass cutting teams. This will include large/medium sized areas maintained by tractors and ride on mowers we are still working with a reduced workforce so some tasks will be delayed or stood down.
This allows us to support other critical services to ensure residents continue to receive vital services.
We are very grateful for the support we have received from our communities, and particularly those who have volunteered to help with litter picking activities. We have already been working with local communities to provide them with amenity maintenance kits along with litter picking equipment. This support helps to ensure that we keep East Ayrshire a clean, green and vibrant place.
If anyone in your community is interested in volunteering to help with litter picking or grounds maintenance, please contact Outdoor.Amenities@east-ayrshire.gov.uk.
Frequently asked questions
If you have any issues relating to trees, please contact Outdoor Services by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org and a member of the team will be in touch.