News Update

July 2020 – update from the Trustees

July 2020 – update from the Trustees

Bar Service update 9 July 2020

Dear Residents,

Effective from Friday 10th July ’20 there will be some changes to the Bar Service and access to the Club’s toilet facilities during the bar opening times.

We have introduced some new hygienic measures and have created a single entry fob system, so only one person (or one adult with their child) may access the Club’s toilet facilities at any one time. The fob can be collected from the bar staff at the Service Point but must be returned directly to the bar staff immediately after exiting the Club. We will greatly appreciate all residents wishing to use this facility follow the procedures listed on the door before entry.

We are also making an adjustment to the bar opening times and with effect from Friday 10th July until further notice the bar hours will be::

In Summary, the key points of the Limited Bar Service are:

  • The Club will remain closed for the time being.
  • However, the Club’s toilet facilities will be accessible via a special ‘single entry’ key fob.
  • There are alcohol hand disinfection just inside the front door and outside the toilets. Please disinfect your hands before touching any surfaces or using the toilets
  • Residents can collect the key fob from the bar staff at the service point but must return it upon exit.
  • The Service Point is at the front of the Clubhouse, opposite the beer garden.
  • Please follow the one-way queueing system marked by arrows on the pathway.
  • Hand sanitiser and paper towels will be available at the Service Point. 
  • Drinks sold at the Service Point are for outside consumption only.
  • Payment for drinks by card payment only, preferably contactless.
  • Sorry, but no cash payments can be accepted.
  • Similarly Cashback will not be available with card transactions.
  • Drinks will all be served in disposable plastic ‘glasses’.
  • Residents may bring their own glasses, only if they consume their drinks within the paved beer garden.
  • You are welcome to sit at the tables on the patio in the beer garden.
  • Residents can also set up gazebos on the main green from Friday afternoon and over the weekend but they must be removed by Sunday evening. Please remember glassware is not permitted on the grass.
  • Please respect Social Distancing measures.

Really looking forward to seeing you all again as we move step by step towards some form of normality.

Cheers, Kris. Bar Manager

Play Area update

Please see the latest update regarding use of the play equipment

Play Area update 2 July 2020

Tennis Court use update 1st June 2020

Dear Residents,

Following the slight change to social distancing rules today the trustees have revisited our risk assessment of the use of tennis courts.

Whilst in theory it is now possible to meet in groups of up to 6, we are uncomfortable that 6 people can safely manage to stay 2m+ apart within the courts whilst running around playing tennis.

However 4 people seems entirely reasonable and so from today 4 people may use the tennis courts at any one time.. so

Either 2 pairs playing single simultaneously on the 2 courts

OR members of a single household playing doubles on 1 court but leaving the second court empty

The booking system has been altered to allow booking either 2 people on I court leaving a space for a second pair to book the other or you could book both slots for 4 players.

Please note, we have  put in place sign-up sheets for the tennis courts.  These are located in a plastic folder at the tennis courts gate, if you wish to reserve the court on a specific day/time please write your name in the corresponding time slot. These sign-up sheets have been put in place to enable residents to self-manage the use of the tennis courts.  

There is still no access to the clubhouse so please remember to bring your own hand sanitising products when handling the tennis court gates, lock and sign-up sheets.

For the avoidance of doubt government guidance still requires us to keep the play area and goal/basketball wall closed.

Keep safe,  The Trustees    

Tennis Court use update 26 May 2020

AED during Covid 19


As you are aware DPML has had an emergency Automated External Defibrillator on the reception desk to assist in the event of a suspected heart attack.

During the lockdown this unit would not be easily accessible to residents. We are also aware the our usual Ambulance emergency response times may be somewhat compromised  in the current situation.

The Trustees are very grateful to accept an offer from David Hyslop who has offered to hold the AED at his house and he will be available 24/7 day or night phone in case of a medical emergency. David has a current Emergency First Aid at Work certificate and he can get to any park residents within about 5 minutes.


In the event of a suspected heart attack FIRST call 999 and get an ambulance on the way. If the ambulance ETA is more than a few minutes ring David on 07836 521393 and he will get to you ASAP.

Remember that early intervention with an AED can make a major difference in case of a heart attack.

PLEASE do not call David for cases of suspect COVID19 related problems as he does not have PPE to manage such cases