A vacancy has arisen for the Office of Councillor for the Town Council. The Notice of Vacancy in Office of Councillor is attached here.
Community Emergency Planning Volunteers
Cricklade has benefitted from having an Emergency Plan, supported by the Town Council and community volunteers, which acts as a tool to enable the community to respond to an emergency in a coordinated and effective manner. The Lead Community Emergency Volunteer has recently stood down and we are looking for new volunteers who can assist, using their local knowledge and contacts, in liaising with the community and the local authorities in time of need. If you are interested in volunteering or want more details please contact the Town Clerk.
Please see our link to the Cricklade in Bloom website for news from North Meadow and the regularly updated
Extreme Weather Conditions
During this spell of extreme weather, Wiltshire Council teams have been out across the County trying to prevent damage to property and help those unfortunate enough to have suffered flood damage. According to reports from Wiltshire Council, Cricklade is not in imminent danger. We have been advised that when there is excessive wet ground and flooding that movement can occur underground pushing items such as rocks and debris to the surface and creating divots. Walkers, runners and cyclists are advised to be cautious on rough ground to avoid new obstacles. Should you experience any problems, please call Clarence on 0800 232323 or use the Wiltshire Council Smartphone App .
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Wiltshire Council Smartphone App
Wiltshire Council have developed a smartphone app so you can report local issues on the go and receive progress updates. Please see this link for the full details.
The Town Council, after months of discussion about its future as a partner with the Cricklade Campus, has made a decision about its future location. It has decided that because the costs of relocating to the High Street Police Station location are unknown, that it would prefer to remain at Ockwells. It has asked Wiltshire Council to consider an asset transfer of the whole of the Ockwells site (to include the library and GP surgery) into its ownership to ensure that the Council remains in Ockwells and as an integral part of the community. The Council is now waiting for a decision from Wiltshire Council.
Further details here.
The Town Council is delighted to announce that it has been awarded a grant of £7000 by The Supporting Communities in Neighbourhood Planning Programme led by Locality, to further the work undertaken by the Neighbourhood Plan Working Party. This money will be used to commission specialists to produce assessments and appraisals that will underpin the research already completed. Further details can be found on the Neighbourhood Plan website which you can find by clicking here.
We are really pleased to announce that after many months of clearance work, the dew pond at the far end of Long Close has been reinstated to its former glory. Out of sight for years, this a naturally occuring feature and water levels will fluctuate on a daily basis.
Local Concerns - flooding
Community Flood Wardens are preparing a register of vulnerable residents who live in properties susceptible to flooding. In the event of a flood, the Wardens will communicate, provide reassurance and maybe assist these residents. If you (or someone you know to be vulnerable in Cricklade) would like to be included on the register, please contact email@example.com.
A copy of the Flood Plan is here.
If you have a flooding or highways issue, contact Clarence on 0800 232323
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