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CLOSURE OF PARK VIEW AND CANON PARK 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.

      

 

 Car Parks at Marybrook Street and by the Library-
Stroud District Council have reassured us that they will NOT be enforcing the 23 hour car park restrictions in our two car parks (Marybrook Street and the Library) at this time.

 

TOWN COUNCIL OFFICES CLOSED

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

DUE TO RECENT GOVERNMENT ADVICE BERKELEY TOWN COUNCIL HAVE TAKEN THE DECISION TO CLOSE THE TOWN COUNCIL OFFICES UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.

 

IF YOU NEED ANY HELP OR TO SPEAK TO THE TOWN CLERK THE CONTACT DETAILS ARE AS FOLLOWS:

TEL: 01453 511964

EMAIL: clerk@berkeley-tc.gov.uk

 IF YOU NEED TO SPEAK TO ANY OF OUR COUNCILLORS CONTACT DETAILS ARE BELOW:

 PHIL STEVENSON 07794 588304

PETE HALL 07595 370974

 ROBBIE HEAVEN   07794 782937

 JO SEALEY 07976 980579

 QUENTIN SOMERSET 07971 040141

 TONY TUCKER 07592 027177

 Details, via facebook, of volunteer group on above poster to help assist anyone who is social distancing or self isolating:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/2602255703234223/


 

Coronavirus Update

Please see below for the latest information and guidance and a useful list of government advice sources, which you should check at regular intervals:

 Information for the public   

What you need to know 

Guidance for employers and businesses 


 Canon Park Development Consultation

Berkeley Town Council has a new committee who are working on exciting plans to develop Canon Park Recreational Ground, to encourage and extend the benefits of playing outdoor games, sports and play and having open spaces available to all. 

 The aim is to gather resident feedback and to encourage input into the future vision for Canon Park. Please consider taking part as we want to have as many residents involved as possible.

This consultation will run from 1st March to 22nd March. There are a range of ways to take part:

  • Visit one of our consultation events 

Talk to Councillors and some of the Berkeley Vale Youth Forum who have helped put the survey together

  • Participate in our online survey from 1st March

https://www.mi-event.info/event/berkeley-town-council

 

  • Complete the paper based survey which is available in the Berkeley Flyer, at the consultation event or collect from Berkeley Town Hall
  • Submit your comments to the Town Clerk, Town Hall, Salter Street, Berkeley, Glos, GL13 9DB by post, in person or by email to clerk@berkeley-tc.gov.uk

 

 

Consultation Event Dates:

 Canon Park Pavilion

Saturday 7th March

12-4pm

 

Town Hall

Saturday 14th March

9am-12noon

 

 

Make a change, become a Local Councillor

Berkeley Town Council is calling on residents, passionate about their community to stand in the local elections in 2020. 

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?

There are only a few rules to stand for election. You must be:

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

•           18 years of age or older

•           Live in an area that is served by a local council

 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 or visit the Town Hall Tuesday 9-1, Wednesday 10.30-12.30 or Thursday 2-4pm.

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Park View Road Resurfacing

To all residents of Park View please see that attached letter from Highways with all the details of the re-surfacing and road closures:

Park View Residents Letter 

 

 

 

 

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.