Civic Awards 2019-2020. Do You Know Someone Who Goes the Extra Mile?
Cricklade is renowned for its community spirit, so do you know of someone, or group of people, who volunteer in the community and deserve to be recognised for all their hard work, bravery or courage? The Town Council is seeking nominations towards three categories of award: Young Person of the Year, Cricklade Community Award and Community Group of the Year. Details and forms are available from the Town Council Offices or download here. Closing date : Friday 7th February 2020.
Following on from HM Governments announcement that the covid-19 restrictions are to be extended for at least a further three weeks, Cricklade Town Council would like to update you on how we are currently operating.
The Council Offices will remain closed to visitors.
In line with government guidance and to protect staff, our Officers, are working remotely from home.
Enquiries should be made via email if possible to email@example.com or call between 10am–4pm, Monday-Friday on 01793 751394. Answerphone messages will be monitored outside of these hours.
In line with emergency measures introduced by government, the Town Council has taken the following precautions to mitigate the risk to the public and staff. The following Town Council-run public buildings and open spaces remain CLOSED until further notice:
Council Offices and Tourist Information Point at Ockwells
Public Toilets at the Town Centre Car Park
Bath Road Play Area
Leisure Centre Play Area
Skate Park at the Leisure Centre
Bath Road Cemetery remains open unless government advice changes.
Our Grounds Team will be continuing to work where it is deemed safe to do so. They will be prioritising public safety over decoration and will perform what maintenance work they can whilst maintaining social distancing measures. If you see them out working, please do not approach them under any circumstances. This is for their safety and yours. If you have a question or comment, please contact the Town Council Office as above.
Due to a recent passing of law which allows it, Council meetings will now commence virtually (via video conference), starting with the planned Community and Leisure meeting on 27 April 2020. Details on how members of the public can participate in these meetings will follow shortly.
The Annual Town Meeting has been postponed until 1 June 2020, however, unless there is an additional legal power granted allowing this to be a virtual meeting or restrictions lifted, this will have to be cancelled.
Community Volunteers Scheme
We have had an overwhelming response to our call for volunteers to help protect those self isolating in our communities. Those in need have been matched with local volunteers who will help with basic shopping and collection of prescription medicines.
There is also a Wiltshire Council run Wellbeing Hub, which can be contacted via firstname.lastname@example.org This initiative is providing support and food parcels for vulnerable members of the community who are self isolating.
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Thank you for your patience and understanding during this difficult time.
Though you may not be able to see us in person, we will do our best to continue to support you.
Jodie Smart PSLCC
TOWN COUNCIL MEETINGS
Please note that in light of the current Covid19 situation all Council meetings scheduled until the end of April 2020 have been cancelled.
Rest assured that the Town Council continue to operate, we are in contact with all members and staff remotely and will continue to do our best for the Community of Cricklade during this difficult time. There is a sufficient scheme of delegation in place so that any urgent decisions can be made without the necessity of a public meeting. If you have any questions regarding this announcement, please do not hesitate to contact the Town Council Office via telephone (01793 751394) or email (email@example.com).
ANNUAL TOWN MEETING
Please note that in light of the current Covid19 situation the Annual Town Meeting scheduled for 14 April 2020 has been postponed until 1 June 2020 (TBC). We would like to thank all of those residents and groups that have agreed to be involved in the meeting and will contact them individually with relevant information. If you have any questions regarding this announcement, please do not hesitate to contact the Town Council Office via telephone (01793 751394) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Cricklade Community Awards
The Community Awards are held every year in Cricklade to honour those residents who have gone that extra mile. We know there are many people in Cricklade who deserve to be recognised for their hard work and, towards the end of each year, Cricklade Town Council invite you to submit nominations for three categories:
Young Person of the Year
Cricklade Community Award
Community Group of the Year
Councillors decide who are the most deserving of those nominated and the winners are announced, and presented with certificates, at the Annual Town Meeting held in April. Cricklade Town Council would now like your nominations for the 2019-2020 Cricklade Community Awards, a nomination form can be downloaded here. The closing date for nominations is Friday, 7th February 2020.
Following the Annual Town Meeting on Tuesday, 16th April 2019, Cricklade Town Council is pleased to announce the results of the Cricklade Community Awards 2018-2019.
The Council is delighted to announce the results of the annual Community Awards. The presentations were made at the Annual Town Meeting held on 16th April.
The Young Person of the Year was awarded to Carys Gardiner. Carys is a member of Cricklade BandAcademy and her specialism is playing the flugelhorn. Carys helps out with many aspects of Cricklade Band’s activities, by attending band events, social and fundraising events, and recently taken the lead on the technical side. Carys is member of Cricklade Rugby Football Club and is the Coaching Lead for the Under 6’s. Carys is known for her ‘can-do’ attitude, she helps with the Club’s social events, by selling raffle tickets and is the lead in the organising of a tag tournament to be held this year. Carys has joined the steering group for the newly formed Cricklade Local Youth Network as a voice for young people in Cricklade.
The Cricklade Community Award was presented to Chris Atkins. Chris has been an active member of the community for many years, and a member of Cricklade Bloomers, the Christmas Lights Team, Cricklade Court Leet and the Twinning Association, to name just a few. He is Cricklade’s Mr Fix It, he can turn his hand to almost any engineering skill, for example the restoration and installation of the Cricklade Railway Signal, he also designed and constructed the large planters on the Eastern Entrance to the Town. Chris helps the Town Council Grounds Team with the watering when they are short staffed. He has also repaired the council’s older pieces of equipment, where spares are no longer available.
The Community Group of the Year Award was presented to the Cricklade Open Door. A group of dedicated people, who for a considerable number of years have provided a safe, warm and friendly environment for older people, to enable them to: take part in a range of activities, meet and make new friends, to learn new skills and most of all have FUN! They provide a lifeline to those in our community who may otherwise be house bound or socially isolated or have mobility issues. Residents have said they cannot speak to highly of the staff, drivers and other volunteers.