Covid 19 Notice
Posted on 3rd June 2020 at 16:42
We are open for wholesale and retail sales, daily between 10am and 3pm with last entry at 2.30pm. Please note that there are no customer toilet facilities open and the woodland area is also closed.
As a charity we responded early to the COVID 19 crisis and made decisions for the safety of our service users and our wonderful staff. This meant the closure of Mires Beck Nursery as a day care operation and a public nursery. This has been an extremely sad and worrying time for the charity, but we have respectfully honoured all the restrictions imposed during this difficult time.
During this period we have conducted a remote operation of communication and learning, whereby our service users have received essential skills packs at home and the benefit of a private Mires Beck social media platform in order to showcase their efforts as a community. We will be revealing the fantastic and inspiring work of our service users in the weeks ahead. It is not known when our site will once again be filled with the personalities we miss so much, but the future for our service users at Mires Beck remains uppermost in our plans.
We have also maintained minimal critical work at our plant nursery, to care for the plants and trees in readiness for when the government allows us to open to our customers once again. The fantastic work that has been achieved by the critical staff and generous volunteers is testament to their commitment and passion for the nursery and its future. We are immensely grateful for the security this will hopefully offer the charity and the pleasure our plants will bring to gardens around the region as we open in the weeks ahead.
As we follow the guidance and look to new changes, the health and safety of our customers, service users, employees both in work and furloughed at home remains our priority. We are now planning the potential for reopening to the public for plant sales and plans are underway to ensure safe distancing around the site and hygiene for use of equipment and payment operations. We intend to emerge triumphant from this crisis and will resume deliveries to our wholesale customers as the garden centres reopen. We are proud to service our community and our county and will do whatever we can do to help in our nation recovery from the pandemic.
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