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.