COVID 19 Virtual Public Meetings Protocol


Following the updated Government guidance on 16 March 2020 relating to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the Town Council has taken the difficult decision to

– temporarily close the Younghayes Centre to the wider public,
– cancel all hall bookings in the Younghayes Centre,
– cancel all Town Council events in the near future,
– close our office until further notice and send staff to work from home.

This difficult decision was taken in light of the Government’s advice to prevent any non-essential social contact.

We are sorry for any inconvenience this causes and are, of course, keeping a close eye on developments and guidance which is regularly updated on…/coronavirus-covid-19-uk-government-res…

In the meantime, Council employees are working remotely and we are all contactable on our respective emails as follows:

Town Clerk:
Deputy Clerk:
Community Development Worker:
Country Park Ranger:

Our office number 01404 514552 is diverted to one of our office mobiles so you will get a response on any number in the event you would like to call us.

Thank you for your understanding.


Cranbrook Town Council Community response to Covid-19

We are working hard to ensure all members of the community, who are vulnerable, will continue to have access to food and medicine. We would first like to thank the tremendous response from our community, and all offers of help.

Please click on the link below for information related to food and Medication.


Due to the government recommendations regarding COVID-19 23/03/2020 the Council had made the decision to close its play parks. This is to attempt to reduce the spread of the virus as coronavirus can live on hard surfaces for several hours, including play equipment.

Please can we ask everyone who uses our  Country Park to follow current (as of 23 March 2020) Government guidance on social distancing.

If residents and their household are not self-isolating, they are welcome to use the Country Park – as long as they and their children continue to follow Government advice and practice social distancing. According to the World Health Organisation, individuals can ensure social distancing by maintaining “at least 2 metres (6 feet) distance between yourself and anyone who is not from your household”.

If anyone in a household exhibits symptoms of coronavirus, including a high temperature or a continuous cough, then the Government’s advice is that everyone in the household must self-isolate. This means that everyone in the home will need to stay at home for 14 days, from the day the first person in the home started having symptoms. If families are isolating then that means they and others who they live with should not leave the house at all, or even open the door to delivery drivers and therefore children should not be leaving the house either alone or accompanied to go to the Country park.