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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.