Notification of the period of public rights and publication of unaudited annual governance and accountability Return 2019/2020
Please see all related documents and 'A summary of your rights' under 'Your Council', 'Accounts' 2019/2020
Full Council Meeting Monday 15th June 7pm via Zoom virtual platform
The next meeting of Berkeley Town Council will be held on Monday 15th June 2020 via the Zoom Virtual Platform at 7pm. Details of how to join are on the agenda which is 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 a meeting are set aside for this purpose, and while visitors are welcome to stay beyond that time, they are not permitted to participate in the business of the evening.
Notice of Council Vacancy 8th June 2020
Due to the recent resignation of Cllr Heaven there is a vacancy for a Councillor at Berkeley Town Council.
If you are interested in filling the role please contact the Town Clerk or any current Councillor to find out more about the role, or send in a written expressions of interest.
Notice of Vacancy 8.6.20
BERKELEY TOWN COUNCIL OFFICES CLOSED
Due to recent Government advice Berkeley Town Council have taken the decision to close the Town Council Office until further notice.
If you need any help or to speak to the Town Clerk the contact details are as follows:
Tel: 01453 511964
If you need to speak to any of the Town Councillors contact details are below:
PHIL STEVENSON 07794 588304
JO SEALEY 07976 980579
QUENTIN SOMERSET 07971 040141
TONY TUCKER 07592 027177
PARK VIEW AND CANON PARK PLAY AREAS TO RE-OPEN ON SATURDAY 4th JULY
The Government recently announced that Play Parks could be re-opened on Saturday 4th July and produced guidance on how they can be managed while minimising the transmission risk of Covid-19.
Berkeley Town Council has carried out a Risk Assessment on both areas and is happy to announce that they can be opened.
There will be a professional wash, disinfect and rinse down of all the play equipment, benches and gates on Friday 3rd July, so we request that you do not enter the parks until Saturday when they will re-open. Please be sensible and act responsibly, the virus has not gone away.
Some of the Government guidance is not practical for a small town like Berkeley. For example, it is not feasible to provide stewards, arrange a booking system, creating waiting areas with barriers, provide cleaning equipment etc, so the Town Council has put together a set of guidelines which must be adhered to. They are displayed on the entrances to both parks and below, please do not enter the play areas until you have read the rules and are prepared to follow them:
Park View and Canon Park Re-opening guidelines
PARK VIEW PLAY AREA REMAINS CLOSED
UPDATE ON CANON PARK FIELD
At the virtual Full Council Meeting on Monday 18th May the Council agreed to re-open Canon Park field ONLY, the Council want local residents to be able to enjoy outdoor space for exercise and recreation but please remember to continue social distancing at all times. The play equipment and football stand remain closed as there is a risk of close contact and touching surfaces.
Parents please supervise your children at all times or if they are old enough ensure they are following social distancing guidelines. Park View play area remains closed, Sarah’s Field, the Allotments and the Cemetery all remain open. We will continue to monitor the situation in all green spaces.
Please remember you can meet one other person from outside your household if you are outdoors and stay 2 metres apart. Public gatherings of more than 2 people from difference households are prohibited in law. If you find the field is already busy then please try somewhere else. Please remember to stay 2 metres apart, stay safe, stay apart.
CLOSURE OF CANON PARK AND PARK VIEW PLAYGROUNDS
Following Government Advice, Berkeley Town Council has taken the difficult decision to close Park View and Canon Park playgrounds, football field and the Canon Park football stand, to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
For the safety of others please respect these closures.
The Coronavirus can survive on plastic and metal surfaces, in cold and warm temperatures for up to 3 days, please explain this to your young people.
THE ALLOTMENTS will remain open for now, the gate has been tied open. Please remember to keep 2m apart from other gardeners.
SARAHS FIELD will remain open for now, the gate has been tied open. Please remember to keep 2m apart from other users.
BERKELEY CEMETERY will remain open for now, the gate has been tied open. Please remember to keep 2m apart from other users.