Notice of Council Vacancy 8th June 2020-Vacancy filled
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
Make a change, become a Local Councillor-Elections now postponed until May 2021
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 firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 01453 511964 or visit the Town Hall Tuesday 9-1, Wednesday 10.30-12.30 or Thursday 2-4pm.
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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.
Park View Road Resurfacing-Now complete
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
PARK VIEW PLAY AREA REMAINS CLOSED - see update on Home page
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.
ART COMPETITION-NOW CLOSED-JUDGING IN PROCESS
Berkeley Town Council are running four competitions to help us get through these trying times and to try to help lift peoples spirits:
1. 'Street Party Poster' - We will be arranging a large street party when the Coronavirus situation changes (with help from residents hopefully!). We would like the children to design a poster/flag which will be used to advertise it when the time comes (leave a blank area for the dates/times etc). There are 2 age groups: up to 10 and 11-16 years
2. Picture of 'Rainbow and/or Bear Windows'. We know a lot of you have already done this, so please ask your parents/carers to post your photos on here
3. Photography - Any age group - Are you a budding photographer, we are asking for photos about 'What kept you occupied during the Coronavirus Outbreak'. Please ask permission if you include photos of people.
4. Ideas for a 'Mural/Noticeboard for the new Canon Park Recreational Ground Entrance' - Any age group - This could be a painting/drawing or digital artwork.
Please post on our facebook
page or email to email@example.com and include which competition number you are entering.
Please ask your parents/carers to post your pictures as we can only accept these, also parents/carers by posting your entries you are agreeing to post on a public page.
The competition will close on 30th June and will be judged by the Mayor and the Councillors. There will be prizes for each category.