Notice of Vacancy in the Office of Councillor

Cirencester Town, Four Acres Ward

NOTICE is given that, due to the resignation of Oliver Cooper, a vacancy has arisen for a Councillor for the Town Council.

The vacancy will be filled by election if a request from 10 local government electors for the Town Ward is received within 14 days of the date of this notice.  The request must be received by 3 May 2017.  

Requests should include each elector’s name, address and signature and should be sent to the Returning Officer at the address below.

If 10 signatures are not received by the date given, the Town Council may fill the vacancy by co-option.

If an election is called, it will take place not later than 6 July 2017.

Dated 10 April 2017

Nigel Adams
Returning Officer
Council Offices
Trinity Road
Cirencester
Glos
GL7 1PX
 
 

Notice of Election

Gloucestershire County Council -  Election of Councillors 

The nominations for the County Council election have now been published. Copies of the Statement of Persons nominated for Cirencester area are attached below:

Park

Beeches


Full details of all the candidates in the Cotswold District are on the  website at http://www.cotswold.gov.uk/about-the-council/elections/current-future-elections/ 

Details of all candidates in the County can be found from the link on the Gloucestershire County Council’s home page http://www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/
 


Division                                                            Number of Councillors to be elected
Bourton-on-the-Water and Northleach          One
Campden-Vale                                                 One
Cirencester Beeches                                        One
Cirencester Park                                              One
Fairford and Lechlade on Thames                  One
South Cerney                                                   One
Stow-on-the-Wold                                           One
Tetbury                                                             One


The poll will take place on Thursday 4 May 2017.

Applications to register to vote at this election must reach the Electoral Registration
Officer at the Council Offices, Trinity Road, Cirencester, Glos, GL7 1PX by midnight on
Thursday 13 April 2017.

Applications for, amendments to, or cancellations of postal votes, and amendments to
or cancellations of proxy votes, must reach the Electoral Registration Officer at the Council
Offices, Trinity Road, Cirencester, Glos, GL7 1PX by 5.00 p.m. on Tuesday 18 April 2017.

Applications to vote by proxy at this election must reach the Electoral Registration
Officer at the Council Offices, Trinity Road, Cirencester, Glos, GL7 1PX by 5.00 p.m. on
Tuesday 25 April 2017.

Applications to vote by emergency proxy at this election on grounds of physical
incapacity or for work/service reasons must reach the Electoral Registration Officer at
the Council Offices, Trinity Road, Cirencester, Glos, GL7 1PX by 5.00 p.m. on Thursday 4
May 2017. The physical incapacity must have occurred after 5.00 p.m. on Tuesday 25 April
2017; and to apply on the grounds of work/service, the person must have become aware
after 5.00 p.m. on 25 April 2017 that they cannot go to the polling station in person.

Grant Aid and Financial Support 2017/18

Grant Aid and Financial Support 2017/18

The Town Council continues to recognise and respond to local needs through the availability of grant aid to individuals and local organisations.  In 2017/18, the Town Council is increasing its grants budget by £400 to a total of £3,000; applications for grant aid will be considered where the aims and objectives demonstrate an economic, social or environmental benefit to the local community.

Abbey 900

Abbey  900

A festival of events to celebrate the 900th anniversary of the founding of the Augustinian Abbey of St Mary, in Cirencester.2017.    Although relations between Abbey and townspeople were sometimes difficult as the Abbey was powerful and held sway over everyone’s life, the wealth it brought to the town became the foundation of the economy we enjoy today.

Dogs in the Abbey Grounds

Dogs are to continue to be kept on the lead on the north side of the lake in the Abbey Grounds. Dogs can continue to be off the lead on the south side of the lake.


This decision will be subject to review in April 2017 pending the anticipated appointment of an Environmental Warden who will have full enforcement powers across the parks and green spaces of Cirencester.  In the mean time Town Council staff will continue to make patrols in the Abbey Grounds.


These decisions have been informed by the informal survey we conducted to gather people’s ideas. It is clear that dog owners value being able to exercise their dogs in the Abbey Grounds, particularly because it is an accessible, sociable and safe place to do so.


The survey also highlighted the fact that there are adults and children who are afraid of dogs or who have had bad experiences and therefore appreciate that an area of the park has dogs kept on the lead. The north side of the lake has been chosen because it is a clearly defined area, it gives protection to one side of the lake, and the children’s playground is here.


Overwhelmingly the respondents of the survey wanted to see enforcement action, not only for dog fouling and dogs under control but also for littering and antisocial behaviour
It is recognised that this measure is an acceptable compromise.