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.”

Cirencester Car Show

The first of the 2019 Cirencester Car Shows took place on Sunday 23rd June and was a resounding success. With an impressive mix of cars the Market Place was packed throughout the whole day with happy faces.

The organisers of the Car Show have reported, “We are delighted to have raised over £1200 for CHYP charity. CHYP is a small local charity that provides supported accommodation for vulnerable young people who find themselves homeless through no fault of their own.

Can we thank all are car owners and are visitors on the day and the support of Will at Cirencester Antiques Centre, Langley Wellington LLP Solicitors, Thompson & Partners, Cirencester Town Council, P.I.G Catering and The Caffateria.”

We look forward to seeing you all at the next car show on the 8th September. cirencestercarshow.com

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 its Annual Return Notice and Summary of Public Rights along with Section 1 of the Annual Return, the Annual Governance Statement and Section 2, the Accounting Statements, for the 2018-19 financial year.

Annual Return Notice and Summary of Public Rights

Annual Governance Statement 2018/19

Accounting Statements 2018/19

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.

Abbey Grounds - New Public Conveniences and Refreshment Facility

We would like to apologise for the delay in refurbishing the toilets and providing a new facility for users of the Abbey Grounds. There are a number of improvements planned and we are exploring options for the provision of refreshments, new toilets and fulfilling the Abbey 900 legacy.

During this time, temporary toilets are being provided and whilst they are regularly checked, if they fall below an acceptable standard, please let us know. The Council has increased its checks/cleaning of the temporary facilities and will be providing further units over the summer, including one by the children’s play area. Sadly, some users do not respect the facilities and they have also been subjected to vandalism.

The Abbey Grounds is an important place for many people and we value your support as we seek to ensure that appropriate permissions are in place for delivering improvements that you’ll be able to enjoy.

We will provide further information on the work programme and timescales in due course.

Please also note that Cotswold District Council provides the three public toilets in Cirencester, namely at London Road, the Forum Car Park and the Brewery Car Park. Further information on the facilities and contacts is available at: https://www.cotswold.gov.uk/residents/environment/parking-and-public-toilets/public-toilets/

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