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Notice of Next Full Council Meeting-Monday 20th June at 7pm in the Town Hall, Berkeley

The Full Council Meeting will be held on Monday 20th June at 7pm in the Town Hall. The agenda is available under 'Your Council'. Members of the public are always welcome to attend a Council meeting and may discuss with Councillors any item of concern. The first thirty minutes of this meeting is set aside for this purpose. Visitors are also welcome to stay beyond that time, but can only participate in the business of the evening if in agreement with the Chairman.

19.05.22 Notice of Council Vacancy - Closed -Closing date 13th June 2022

Following a resignation from Berkeley Town Council there is a vacancy for a Councillor at Berkeley Town Council.

What do councillors do?

Councillors are the champions of their community and give residents a voice on the decisions the council makes. Becoming a councillor will allow you to make a real difference in your community by engaging with residents, local groups and businesses to find out their needs; making decisions on which services and projects the council should take forward; and getting involved locally to ensure the services are meeting your community’s needs.

How long does it take?

The National Association of Local Councils (NALC) Local Councillor Census Survey found that councillors put aside, on average, three hours a week for council work. This often includes attending meetings, engaging with residents and speaking on behalf of the council to other bodies.

Can I stand?

Qualifications to be a Councillor:

-A British citizen, or a citizen of the Commonwealth, or the European Union

- 18 years of age or older

In addition to one of the below criteria:

-Be registered as a local government elector for the area of Berkeley

-During the whole 12 months preceding that day, you have occupied as owner or tenanted land or premises in Berkeley

-Your principle place of work during the last 12 months is in Berkeley

-You have resided during the whole 12 months in Berkeley or within 3 miles of it

Certain people are disqualified from standing, such as paid officers of the council, anyone declared bankrupt and those subject to recent sentences of imprisonment.

How can I get involved?

Have a read through the document below and then contact the Town Clerk:

Email clerk@berkeley-tc.gov.uk Tel: 01453 511964 

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 Town Improvements Project Consultation - Closed

Please see our projects section above for more details. 

Jubilee Road Closure

 

 



 Risk Assessment for Holding a Town Council face to face meeting

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Bookings for the Town Hall and New Multi-Use Games Area/Artificial Grass Pitch can now be made online:

 https://venuehire.scribeaccounts.com/Berkeley-Town-Council

 

Bullying and harassment statement  

‘We treat everyone with courtesy and respect and ask for the same in return. We ask that you treat your councillors and council staff courteously without violence, abuse or harassment.

Councillors and council staff have the right to carry out their civic duties and work without fear of being attacked or abused. Any behaviour whether that be verbal, physical or in writing, which causes either councillors or council staff to feel uncomfortable, embarrassed, or threatened, is totally unacceptable. The zero tolerance policy includes abuse, aggression or threats made in person, over the telephone or in written communication, including on social media. The council considers threatening behaviour to be: Attempted or actual aggressive, or physical actions made towards any councillor or member of staff. The use of aggressive, or abusive language, (including raising of the voice, swearing, shouting or in writing) which threatens or intimidates councillors or council staff’.

 This policy applies throughout all council meetings, but it also applies to any councillor or council staff away from council meetings.

 

About Berkeley

Berkeley is an ancient English settlement, referred to in the Doomsday book as "Berchelai". Berkeley is the birthplace of Edward Jenner, the originator of vaccination, who in 1796 discovered the vaccine for smallpox. The Vicarage, Edward Jenner's home is now  Dr. Jenner's House Museum and Garden, you can still see the hut in the garden where he carried out his first vaccinations. The town is also noted for Berkeley Castle, the site of the imprisonment and gruesome murder of King Edward II in 1327. Berkeley is a neighbour to the site of Berkeley Power Station, the first commercial nuclear power station to enter service in the UK.

The town is located mid-way between Bristol and Gloucester on the south bank of the River Severn. The town sits on a hill, surrounded by marshland which forms part of the flood plain for the River Severn. The central area of Berkeley is a designated conservation area and includes many listed buildings.

Following the 1974 re-organisation of Local Government, the Parish of Berkeley regained its Town Status and its Mayor. Within these pages there is information about the Town Council and the facilities it provides. If you would like to find out more about Berkeley Town Council, please do not hesitate to contact the Town Council Office.