Cricklade in Bloom 2018.

The floral displays in Cricklade this year were exceptional, despite the extreme heat over the summer. Very well done to all our winners. More details can be found at this link and in the October edition of The Chronicle.

 

 

The grazing of North Meadow.

The Hayward of The Manorial Court of the Hundred and Borough of Cricklade advises that there will be 71 cattle on North Meadow for the next few weeks and up to 20 horses until the end of the year. There are caution notices on every entrance to assist visitors. Grazing is a vital part of maintaining our National Nature Reserve. Hundreds of years of Lammas management (hay crop taken in July followed by aftermath grazing) is why North Meadow has such a unique and special biodiversity.

 

Council and Committee Chairmen 2018.

At the Annual Meeting of Cricklade Town Council on Monday, 14th May 2018, Councillor Mark Clarke was re-elected as Chairman of the Town Council. He will be supported by Councillor Angela Jensen as Vice-Chairman. The Chairman of the Planning, Conservation and Transport Committee is Councillor Chris Hodgson, supported by Councillor John Coole as Vice-Chairman. The Chairman of the Community and Leisure Committee is Councillor Russell Osman, supported by Councillor Angela Jensen as Vice-Chairman.

Cricklade War Memorial marks the Centenary of WW1.

To mark the centenary of WW1, 32 individual crosses have been placed at the War Memorial, each cross has the name and age of the soldiers who lost their lives.

The Council would like to thank the Cricklade Royal British Legion (especially Barry Arthurs) for their involvement.

 

War Memorial 2018 Poppy Crosses

 

Annual Town Meeting.

Following the meeting on Tuesday, 17th April 2018, Cricklade Town Council are pleased to announce the results of the Cricklade Community Awards.

The Young Person of the Year was awarded to Amberley Taylor. Amberley is a Scout, she has amassed more than 40 badges and awards, she has also achieved her Chief Scout’s Gold Award. Amberley makes lots of handmade products, purchased from her own pocket money. Amberley then sells these items at the Leisure Centre’s Christmas Fayres. She has raised over £550 which has all been donated to the James Hopkins Trust – a Trust that provides respite care for life limited and life threatened young children.

The Cricklade Community Award was presented to Paul Hewer. Paul has been an active member of the The Cricklade Band for 52 years, he is now the Music Director and he conducts the band at community events. He is a key member in teaching those who wish to learn to play an instrument, young or old at Band Academy. Paul constantly works on new music for the band to enable a new play list each year, he is always there for band members providing support and encouragement. He spends a considerably time liaising with organisers, arranging performances and attendance at all the major community events.

The Community Group of the Year Award was presented to the Cricklade Fun Run Committee. A group of volunteers who, for a considerable number of years, has organised the Cricklade ½ Marathon, 10k and Fun Run Event, which is held on the first Sunday in October. This is a complicated event to manage with over 800 entrants. The volunteers also co-ordinate with other outside bodies such as the emergency services, Wiltshire Council, the timing company and UK Athletics. The event brings the community together and the funds raised provide a major contribution to local charities. The current Committee will, in the near future, be handing over the reins to a new Committee.

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