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 Invitation to tender for the provision of a Youth Club Service

Berkeley Town Council is looking for a new Youth Work provider to run a Youth Club in the Town. More details can be found on the Government Contracts Finder website, or in the document below:

Invitation to tender for the provision of a Youth Club Service 

Notice of Next Full Council Meeting-Monday 15th November 2021 at 7pm in the Town Hall, Berkeley

The next Full Council Meeting will be held on Monday 15th November at 7pm in the Town Hall.  The agenda 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 this meeting is 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.

Applications now closed- Notice of Council Vacancy  28th September 2021

 Due to the recent resignation of Cllr Palmer 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 to  Closing date 5th November.

Notice of Vacancy 28.9.21

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 Tel: 01453 511964 or visit the Town Hall Tuesday 9-1, Wednesday 10.30-12.30 or Thursday 2-4pm.

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 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:

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.