Summer Holiday Playscheme 2021


**Thank you to everyone who applied for a place, we will be in touch very soon**

Dodington Parish Council is delighted to announce that Summer Playscheme 2021 will be taking place this summer holiday!

Week 1 – Monday 26th to Friday 30th July

Week 2 – Monday 2nd to Friday 6th AugustImage depicts a jester with Dodington Playscheme in text above

Venue – Dodington Parish Hall

Time – 9:30am – 1:15pm

For children aged 5 – 9 years old who live in Dodington Parish

Booking will close on 30th June at 6:00pm.

We are doing things differently this year to help keep everyone safe.  We will be offering Playscheme for two weeks and ask that children wanting to join us come for just one of these weeks.  This is because we need to reduce capacity this time to make sure everyone has extra space.  We hope to be able to offer 80 children the chance to join in the fun over the two weeks.

We are also reducing the upper age limit to 9 years old, so will admit only children between the ages of 5 and 9 years old this year.

And finally – due to the need to reduce the capacity, only children who live within Dodington Parish will be accepted for Summer Playscheme.  The Parish covers homes in the Birds Estate area, Shire Way area (inc. Kelston Close, Bredon and Witcombe) and homes in the villages of Dodington, Wapley and Codrington.  A full list of streets/areas within the Parish is available here:  Dodington Parish roads and areas 2021  Please contact the Parish office if you are unsure.

If you aren’t within Dodington Parish, it would be worth contacting your town or parish council to find out whether they are running a similar holiday scheme.  Please check here for details of other local activities happening this summer: Local activities Summer 2021

 **** Update – 01/07/21 ****

Thank you to everyone who has already applied for a place.  We have a few spaces left and now welcome non-Parishioners to apply.  We’ve already had a number of applications from out of Parish and will consider these along with any new applications.  If the number of applications from out of Parish exceeds capacity, we will draw places at random for the remaining spaces (keeping siblings together).   If you live within Dodington Parish and have not yet applied, please do so and we will prioritise your application.  We will close bookings on Monday 5th July at 6:00pm.

We expect to email confirmations to parents at the end of next week (w/c 5th July).


How we will keep children safe at Summer Playscheme

We have several measures in place.  These include:Children attending summer playscheme 2018

  • Rapid testing (lateral flow test) for all Summer Playscheme staff twice weekly
  • Reduced capacity this year to ensure there is space for social distancing
  • Bubble of 40 children plus staff each week
  • Reviewing and updating our Playscheme Covid risk assessment (see below)
  • Following the latest public health guidance
  • Reminding children to regularly wash their hands and use a tissue to sneeze into
  • Ventilating the Parish Hall as much as is safely possible
  • Maximising the use of outdoor spaces during Summer Playscheme.

Policies relating to Summer Playscheme

Please let us know if you can’t access any of the following documents – – 01454 866546

DPC Safeguarding Children Policy

DPC Playscheme Allocation and Registration Policy

DPC Privacy Policy

DPC Summer Playscheme Covid-19 Risk Assessment