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.
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.
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.
Fritillary Watch 2020.
Rain, snow and North Meadow; when should you plan to visit the fritillaries? Visit Fritillary Watch to find out more.
Wiltshire Wildlife Trust Waste Free Challenge.
Take on the 'Waste Free' Challenge - find out how you can reduce, reuse and recycle with this useful guide produced by the Waste Team at Wiltshire Wildlife Trust, working in partnership with Wiltshire Council.
Cricklade Neighbourhood Plan Referendum Result.
A neighbourhood plan is designed to give some control to residents over land use in their area although it must be in conformity with Wiltshire Council policy ( The Core Strategy) and national legislation.
The Cricklade Neighbourhood Plan came into effect when it was passed by residents in a referendum held on 8th March 2018. In addition, it nrings a greater level of expenditure to be spent locally under the Community Infrastructure Levy charged on new development.
Cricklade Town Council are pleased to announce that the proposal was carried and the Declaration of Result is attached.
If you'd like to know more about the Cricklade Neighbourhood Plan, please visit this website.
Dorset & Wiltshire Fire & Rescue.
The Dorset & Wiltshire Fire & Rescue team are asking drivers to think when they are parking and ask themselves the question: 'Are We Getting Through'? Their smallest appliance needs 3 metres, the width of 2 cars, to pass safely through. Please see this link for more information regarding this road safety campaign.