Council Meeting - 8 October 2019

Update on the Council meeting held on the 8 October:

Grant fund of £11,000 announced by the Town Council; further details to be published this month. Applications open from the 1st to 30th of November with grants being awarded in January.

Cirencester Town Council announces support to the Scout Hut in Cotswold Avenue; CTC owns the freehold and has set aside £2,500 to support has been set aside.

Following the declaration of a climate change emergency, CTC has established a Climate Change Group to work on practical ways in which at a local level we can make a difference in reducing carbon emissions.

CTC approved the Neighbourhood Plan work programme being aligned with CDC’s Local Plan Review and Masterplanning of the town centre. Public engagement and consultation will get under way in the new year.

The safeguarding of children, young people and vulnerable adults is paramount. CTC has provided awareness training for all staff and Councillors and has recently reviewed and updated its safeguarding policy. For further information on safeguarding visit https://www.gscb.org.uk/

The independent external auditor has recently published its year end audit certificate for CTC; for more information about CTC’s income and expenditure visit https://cirencester.gov.uk/financial-information

Financial News

In accordance with the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014 Sections 26 and 27 and the Accounts and Audit Regulations 2015 (SI 2015/234), Cirencester Town Council has published the notice of conclusion of audit along with the Annual Governance and Accounting statements and the External Audit Report and Certificate for 2018-19.

Notice of Conclusion of Audit 2019

Annual Governance and Accounting Statements 2018-19

External Audit Report and Certificate 2018-19

Council Meeting - 10th September 2019

At the Town Council meeting on Tuesday 10th September, a notice of motion was put forward by Cllr Rebecca Halifax on reducing the use of paper and improving recycling facilities; also discussed and agreed were a wide range of earmarked reserves which will contribute towards the delivery of a number of key projects.

The Council also considered the Terms of Reference and funding arrangements for the preparation of a Neighbourhood Plan by a community-led Steering Group.

St. Michael's Park awarded Green Flag again this year!

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St. Michael’s Park in Cirencester has once again been recognised by the Green Flag Award Scheme as one of the very best in the country.

This international award, now into its third decade, is a sign to the public that the space boasts the highest possible environmental standards, is beautifully maintained and has excellent visitor facilities.

Johan Newman, Deputy CEO at Cirencester Town Council said: “We are absolutely delighted to receive a Green Flag Award for the second year. We know how much quality parks matter to residents and visitors, and this award celebrates the dedication that goes into maintaining St. Michael’s Park to this very high standard.”

Brona Langton, Cirencester Town Council added “The team are very proud of St. Michael’s Park and we all work really hard to make it such a wonderful park. Special thanks to all the grounds staff, the volunteers and also The Cabin café.”

International Green Flag Award scheme manager Paul Todd said: “Each flag honours the thousands of staff and volunteers who work tirelessly to maintain the high standards demanded by the Green Flag Award. We congratulate each and every winner on their fantastic achievement.”

Winner of the Clive Sherwood Cup

Winner of the Clive Sherwood Cup

The 2018 winner of the Clive Sherwood Cup is Harrison Woodcock, a talented young cricketer, who is currently studying at Cirencester College. Harrison has been playing senior cricket for Cirencester for the last 3 seasons, each year showing an incremental improvements as he masters the skills and nuances of the game.

Annual Report 2018/19

Cirencester Town Council's Annual Report for 2018/19 has just been published. The purpose of the annual report is to provide an overview of Cirencester Town Council’s structure and performance over the last year.

You can read this year's report, and older copies  here or if you would like a hard copy please contact us or call into our Local Information Centre, Bingham House, 1 Dyer Street, Cirencester.

 

New Leaflets Produced

Cirencester Town Council have produced some useful new flyers - a Cirencester Guide to Council Services & Useful Numbers and Important Information about the Local Elections in May.

Call into our Local Information Centre to pick up your copy or download them from here.

Cirencester Guide to Council Services & Useful Numbers

Local Elections, 2019

Exemplar Employers Initiative - GEM

Cirencester Town Council are delighted to have been recognised as an exemplar employer by GEM.

A GEM Exemplar Employer is an organisation that believes every person should have an opportunity to engage in meaningful work. An Exemplar Employer goes the extra mile by providing an opportunity or opportunities for people who are finding it difficult to enter or re-enter the world of work.

Are you Ready? New booklet helps prepare for emergencies

Across the District communities are always looking to improve their resilience in the event of an emergency, and a booklet has been produced by the Gloucestershire Local Resilience Forum to make the task easier.

The ‘Are You Ready?’ booklet provides clear practical advice to help people prepare for and respond to an emergency.

Advice includes: devising a family emergency plan; looking out for neighbours; establishing ‘emergency friends; community alarm systems; and coping with severe weather, security incidents and loss of power.

Download the booklet here

Queries about the booklet should be directed to:
Gloucestershire County Council Civil Protection Team
Tri Service Centre, Waterwells Drive, Quedgeley, Gloucester, GL2 2AX
Tel: 01452 888764
Email: civilprotectionteam@glosfire.gov.uk