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The Green Play Area- STILL CLOSED

Our play area was due to open on Saturday 4th July but sadly we have had to delay this due to the amount of broken glass that has been deliberately shattered all over these play facilities.


A professional cleaning company will be attending on Monday to clean this area to a safe standard at which time we will be opening for the children that have missed this facility for such a long time.



Please be kind – Everyone deserves to play safely

Play Areas – Reopening

Ahead of our play areas opening we have been given guidance to follow to ensure everyone that wishes to use them stays safe. The guidance follows the Government advice and also The Association of Play Industries (API) recommendations.

Everyone deserves the chance to play safely and we ask for your co-operation with the following:

• The maximum number of users will be 10 within The Green play area and 20 within the Bearsted Woodland Trust play area.
• 1 family member to accompany 1 child
• Please retain 1m distance from other users e.g. pushing swings
• To enable as many children as possible to use the equipment please limit use to 30 minutes during busy periods.
• Use of hand sanitiser gel or wipes is advised when using the equipment
• When using equipment do not touch face
• Consumption of food and drink within play areas is not permitted
• Please use bins provided or take litter home

Bearsted Summer Playscheme 2020

Booking and ticket information here:

Bearsted Parish Councils Summer Playscheme will be running from Monday 27th July until Friday 7th August 2020 each weekday at Roseacre Junior School.

The Playscheme has been running a number of years and provides local people with childcare from 9am -1pm.

There will be a mixture of activities for children to take part in and will also give children the chance to make new friends from other local schools.

The Playscheme is for school age children up to 11 years of age.

This year there will be some changes due to COVID-19.  At the moment we are planning to operate as follows but this is subject to change:

  • Children will be put into small bubbles by age.
  • Two types of tickets will be on sale a ‘week one’ and a ‘week two’ ticket. This is to help us group children and manage staffing levels.
  • Tickets cover all five days of the week purchased. i.e week one ticket covers 27th July to 31st July and the week two ticket covers 3rd August – 7th Your child will be welcome to attend any of the days during the week you purchase.
  • We would request that children do not attend if a member of the household is isolating,
  • Each bubble will spend the week together moving from activity to activity during the day.


Q- What’s the refund policy?

  • Refunds are not possible.

Q- If my child only wants to attend for one day and not a full week can I buy a ticket for this?

  • Sadly not this year as we need to plan and manage the bubble.

Q- Can I get a refund on the days my child does not attend?

  • Sorry, we will not have the ability to part-refund a ticket.

Q- Can my child attend for just part of a week?

  • Yes, if you child wants to attend for example Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday but not Thursday and Friday that is fine.

Q- Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

  • Please bring proof of your purchase either on your device or printed. Please show this when you drop your child off.

Q-Can I update my registration information?

  • No, you cannot update any of the information once the ticket is booked and paid for.

Q- Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?

  •  Tickets (child’s place) are not transferable due to the information that the organisers need to capture about the child attending for health and safety reasons.

Q- Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration does not match the person who attends?

  • No, tickets (child’s place) are not transferable due to the information that the organisers need to capture about the child attending for health and safety reasons.

Q- Is lunch provided?

  • No, lunches are not provided so a suitable packed lunch and drink in a labelled bottle should be brought.

Q- Can my child be in a bubble with their friend?

  • We will do our best to group children with a friend if you send this as a request to us.

Q- Do you accept childcare vouchers?

  • We are not able to accept childcare vouchers.

Q- Where is Playscheme?

  • Roseacre Junior School, The Landway, Bearsted ME14 4BL

Q- I have a question that is not answered here, who do I contact?

Appointment of new Clerk

New Clerk 2020


It is with pleasure that we announce that Erin Sugden has been appointed Clerk to Bearsted Parish Council.

Erin has worked for the Council for a number of years and is keen to continue to work with residents to protect and enhance our village environment and wellbeing.

We are pleased that Erin has accepted this appointment and know she will continue to contribute much to the community.

Summer 2020 Parish Booklet

Our new Summer 2020 Parish booklets have just been printed and distribution will commence next week.  Our thanks go to the advertisers who have supported this new booklet.

VE Day 75th Anniversary – We Remember

Our Chairman Michael Bollom and his wife are pleased to unveil our ‘Lest We Forget’ silhouette on The Green ahead of the VE Day 75th Anniversary celebrations tomorrow.
We hope you enjoy your celebrations and look forward to seeing your photos.

AGM and Mynn Awards Postponed

Our AGM and Mynn Awards has unfortunately had to be postponed until further notice. We hope to be able to advise a new date in due course.

Full Council Meeting 11th February 2020- Cancelled

Please be aware that the meeting of the Full Council has been cancelled on Tuesday 11th February 2020.

The next meeting of the Full Council will take place on Tuesday 10th March 2020.

Due to strong winds it is not safe to place notices on the noticeboards.