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.
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.
Important Public Meeting - Tuesday, 17th October.
A Public Meeting and an Extra Ordinary Meeting were held on Tuesday, 17 October at Cricklade Town Hall to discuss the Community Asset Package Offer received from Wiltshire Council. The Chairman, Councillor Mark Clarke explained the package - the freehold of the Ockwells site (the Town Council Offices, the Library and Doctors Surgery), the Leisure Centre building and grounds and a major part of the Town Hall car park.
There were 135 members of the Public in attendance.
After the Public meeting, an Extra Ordinary meeting of the Council took place. Following discussions, Members unanimously accepted (in principle) the Community Asset Transfer subject to the Statement of Key Principles.
The proposal will be presented to Wiltshire Cabinet in December 2017, the tender process is aimed for May/June 2018, to be finalised in August/September, with an estimated 10 -12 month programme of works. Due to finish in September/October 2019.
The minutes and notes of these meetings can be found here.