News Update

Update from the Trustees – 26 August 2020

Update from the Trustees – 26 August 2020

Bar Service update from 21 August 2020

Following the success last weekend where we operated an indoor service in parallel with an outdoor service, the Bar is now going to operate in this manner as the ‘new normal’ for the time being. We thank all residents who have supported us and for their patience as we explored different ideas, in our attempt to achieve an efficient bar service whilst complying with Government guidance.


Friday Hours: 4:30pm – 10:30pm

Saturday and Sunday Hours: 3:30pm – 10:30pm

Indoor reservations for the Sports Bar and Lounge will be available to all residents to book in advance by sending an e-mail to:

The bar will also be screening both European Final matches this weekend.

Full details of the bar service, football screenings and bar procedures (inside and out) to comply with Government COVID-19 guidance are contained in the attached document.

Bar and Facilities update 21 August 2020

We look forward to welcoming you all back.


Kris, Bar Manager

Swimming Pool update

After a lot of work by all concerned we are finally in a position to re-open the swimming pool on a limited basis from Monday 24th August.

Attached is a sheet explaining the process for booking and attending swimming. It is rather cumbersome but it does meet all current guidance and will allow swimming to resume.

Swimming Pool reopening information for Residents 24 August 2020

PLEASE bear with Lucy and her team as this is a totally new experience for us all and there will doubtless be a few slip ups until things have settled in. Please be patient!

We are aware that early evening swimming may well be needed as well and once we have the systems up and running we will be looking at demand and if it all works OK we will look at opening for longer hours etc.

July 2020 – update from the Trustees

July 2020 – update from the Trustees

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