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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.

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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.

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.


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