Events following the death of HM Queen Elizabeth II

UPDATE

The Church Service will take place on Sunday 18th September at 6pm 

The National Minute Silence will now take place on Sunday 18th September at 8pm but will NOT take place at the War Memorial

 

Book of Condolence | 3pm, Friday 9th September

A Book of Condolence will be opened from 3pm on Friday at the Redesdale Hall. It will be available to be signed by Residents between 8.30am and 7pm until the day after Her Majesty’s funeral.­­­­­­

Official Proclamation Day | Saturday 10th September

The Proclamation Day will take place in London on Saturday at a meeting of the Accession Council. This is the day when the new Sovereign, King Charles III, will be proclaimed.

Floral Tributes Floral tributes (no plastics or cellophane please) are welcome at the Moreton War Memorial until the day of the funeral, after which they will be removed. 

Local Authority Proclamation Day | 4pm, Sunday 11th September

On Sunday the announcement of the new Sovereign will be read in Moreton-in-Marsh at the War Memorial on the High Street as part of the transfer of power to the new Monarch. Residents and visitors are invited to attend the Proclamation, which will take place at 4pm. This follows the Proclamation in London on Saturday and earlier readings of the Proclamation in Edinburgh, Cardiff and Belfast on Sunday.

Church service | On the eve of the funeral

On the eve of Her Majesty’s funeral a church service will be held at St David’s Church – all are welcome.

National Minutes Silence | On the day of the funeral

Residents are invited to participate in two minutes of silence, which will be observed at 11am at the War Memorial.

 

Please note: Postponement of meetings

Meetings for the Planning Committee and the Finance Committee, scheduled to take place on the 12th and 13th of September, have been postponed out of respect during this time.

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

Statement by the Chair of Moreton-in-Marsh Town Council following the announcement of the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

“Moreton-in-Marsh Town Council is deeply saddened to hear of the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. The Nation has lost its most dedicated and long serving Sovereign. We offer our deepest sympathy on behalf of the people of Moreton-inMarsh.”

Eileen Viviani MBE, Chair of Moreton-in-Marsh Town Council


Events in Moreton-in-Marsh

Official Proclamation Day | Saturday 10th September
The Proclamation Day will take place in London on Saturday. This is the day when the new Sovereign, King Charles III, will be proclaimed in London.

Book of Condolence | 3pm, Friday 9th September
A Book of Condolence will be opened from 3pm on Friday at the Redesdale Hall. It will be available to be signed by Residents between 8.30am and 7pm until the day after Her Majesty’s funeral.

Floral Tributes
Floral tributes (no plastics or cellophane please) may be placed at the Moreton War Memorial until the day of the funeral, after which they will be removed.

Local Authority Proclamation Day | Sunday 11th September
On Sunday the announcement of the new Sovereign will be read in Moreton-in-Marsh at the War Memorial on the High Street as part of the transfer of power to the new Monarch. Residents and visitors are invited to attend the Proclamation, which will take place at 4pm. This follows the Proclamation in London and subsequent readings of the Proclamation in Edinburgh, Cardiff and Belfast and at Shire Hall Gloucester.

Church service | On the eve of the funeral
On the eve of Her Majesty’s funeral a church service will be held at St David’s Church – all are welcome.

National 2 Minute Silence | On the day of the funeral
Residents are invited to participate in two minutes of silence, which will be observed at 11am at the War Memorial in Moreton.


Postponement of meetings
Meetings for the Planning Committee and the Finance Committee, scheduled to take place on the 12th and 13th of September have postponed out of respect during this time.

Notice of Election for a Town Councillor – 6th October 2022

Council Meeting Report – 2 August, 2022

On Tuesday, your Town Council met to consider how best to maintain and improve our town. As well as the standard oversight and scrutiny, we decided to…

Horsepool (duck pond)
Apparently the pondweed is now so thick in some areas that the ducks can walk on it! After talking with our maintenance expert we are working on this issue. However, following up with him after the meeting, there are a few issues with removing the weed quickly or entirely.

The warm weather lately will reduce oxygen in the water, which can seriously distress the fish, as will disturbing the water by removing large amounts of the weed. We are therefore taking a cautious approach, depending on the oxygen levels and weather. Our expert will be measuring the oxygen levels, and if it’s not safe, will start removing the weed bit by bit in September.

Our expert has also checked the water level, which is fine at the moment.

Thank you to everyone that reported these concerns to us, our Contact the Council has advice on how to resolve many issues and how to contact us if you’re not sure who can help.

Funding success
We have secured £6,806 from GWR to provide information boards on the Redesdale Hall, and to create a heritage trail around Moreton-in-Marsh. We will call for help once the funding has been received and the steps arranged – stay tuned!

20mph zone queried
Following concerns raised in the meeting by a local resident, we will ask Gloucestershire County Council and our local Police to tell us how effective the new zone is.

Transport Hub progress
Having now decided on a preferred design consultant to lead the design work on behalf of the Town Council. We continue to work with GWR to prepare the site for the next phase of its existence, tackling the traffic and parking problems which have plagued this town for decades.

For a general overview, see our Transport Hub Project page.

Playparks Working Group
The Town Council recommitted to improving the Queen Victoria Gardens playpark, setting up a working group that will consider how to deliver improvements in a quick and agile way, bringing in external funding wherever possible. The first meeting of this group will focus on how best to do this.

This group will also look at the sport court behind Redesdale Place.

Skate Park Maintenance
The Town Council noted the erosion and other issues around the skate park, and resolved to repair them. The timeline will depend on the availability of our maintenance contractor.

Speedwatch Working Group
The Town Council intends to access the new Community Speedwatch Fund to install a number of Community Speedwatch cameras in speeding hotspots around the town. These cameras are small units, unlike the large, yellow Police-operated units that issue fines, and are widely recognised as being effective for moderate and persistent speeders.

Welcome new councillors
We would like to welcome our newly co-opted councillors to Moreton-in-Marsh Town Council! We had three applicants for the two vacancies, so a vote was held and Cllrs Helen Dunster and Robert Eastoe were duly co-opted. Congratulations to both, we’re delighted to have two new faces on the Council. We’ll update our Councillors and Staff page soon with their information.

Commiserations to the third applicant, but there may be another option. Now that the two co-option vacancies have been filled, we can again call for nominees to stand for the last vacant seat, which may only be filled by public election.

We would like to remind you that you are welcome to attend any public meeting of the Town Council – see our Meetings Calendar for dates, or the Agendas and Minutes page to check what we’ll be discussing. Hopefully, we’ll see you at the next meeting!

Your Town Council Needs You!

Moreton-in-Marsh Town Council has TWO vacancies for new Councillors to join and help deliver the town’s projects and priorities. If you want Moreton to be a better place to live, work and visit, perhaps this is the chance you’ve been looking for.

The vacancies can be filled by co-option rather than election, so all you need to do is fill in an application form and send that to the Clerk of the Town Council. The Town Council will then consider the best two people to join.

Currently, the Town Council is working on a range of projects to improve the town centre, as well as events and improvements across the parish. So if you’ve got skills in project management, commissioning, finance, event management, highways, community support or development management you might be ideal.

But don’t worry if not! As long as you love this town and want to help improve it, you’re welcome to apply and might be an ideal candidate to join this ambitious Council. And we’ll provide training on the basics, and any areas you want to specialise in, so no prior knowledge is required. The Town Council also has professional staff who can help you understand the role and how to be effective.

How to Apply

Please get in touch if you’d like an application form, or wish to talk to anyone about what being a Town Councillor entails: clerk@moretoninmarshtowncouncil.gov.uk or 01608 651 448.

Closing date for applications: 11pm Sunday 31 July, 2022.

To check whether you’re eligible to apply, please see: www.electoralcommission.org.uk/i-am-a/candidate-or-agent/parish-council-elections-england

Please note: the role is unpaid, with no standard allowance; however, some incurred costs may be reimbursed via expenses claims (such as travel to authorised events or sessions).

The eleventh seat on Moreton-in-Marsh Town Council must be filled by election, as an election was requested; the election process may only start once this co-option application deadline has passed. Please see our website for further information at that time: www.moretoninmarshtowncouncil.gov.uk.

Clerk/Proper Officer/Responsible Proper Officer position

Moreton-in-Marsh Town Council

Clerk / Proper Officer / Responsible Financial Officer

Salary grade SCP 31 – 35 (£35,336 – £39,571 p.a.)

Full-Time (37 hours per week)

Location – Town Office, Moreton-in-Marsh with flexibility for home working when possible.

This historic Cotswold town of Moreton-in-Marsh with approximately 2500 residences is seeking applicants for the post of Town Clerk and Responsible Financial Officer.

You will have a proven record in administration and financial management with experience of managing a small team. You will be required to attend evening Town Council meetings and other meetings as needed. This may involve some weekend work during the year.

Competence in IT such as word and XL is essential with knowledge of website administration. The role will involve the management of large projects and the preparation of reports and funding applications for the Council.

You will need excellent inter-personal skills in order to work successfully with external organisations, Councillors and our community.

Ideally you should possess the CiLCA qualification and have an understanding of local authority organisation and management, but this can also be covered by training during the first 12 months if necessary.

Please email clerk@moretoninmarshtowncouncil.gov.uk for more information and an application form.

Closing date for applications: 4pm on 24th June 2022.

Interviews will take place as soon as possible following short-listing.

Moreton-in-Marsh Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

 

Queen’s Green Canopy Tree Planting Ceremony

On Friday 13th May 2022 at 11am, two Oak Trees will be planted on Blenheim Meadow by the winner of the Town Council 2022 Best Allotment Competition and two schoolchildren from St David’s C of E Primary School to commemorate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

The tree planting ceremony will take place near the London Road entrance and all members of the public are welcome to attend.

Job Opportunity

Administrative Assistant to the Town Council

Part-time 20 hours per week, normally mornings

 

The Town Council are urgently looking for an Administrative Assistant to help the work of the Council and its small team of support workers in the Town Offices, Old Town.

The role will primarily be to act as the first point of contact for residents and external contacts using excellent inter-personal skills understanding the varied issues raised in a confidential manner.

This is ideally suited to somebody locally seeking part-time work with an office and administrative background who would like to help the Council achieve its daily work requirements and support the success of its long term goals for the community.

Salary grade: £19,650 – £20,043 p.a. pro-rata – £10,621 for 20 hours per week)

Competence in IT, such as word and excel, and working with the public would be an advantage.

Please email clerk@moretoninmarshtowncouncil.gov.uk for more information and an application form.

Closing date for applications:  4pm on 13th May 2022.

Interviews will take place as soon as possible following short-listing.

Moreton-in-Marsh Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

 

Town Council election update

Following CDC’s announcement earlier this year of an election in Moreton-in-Marsh, the Town Council has now been notified that no candidates were nominated to stand.

As there are no candidates, there will not be an election at this time. A further call for nominations will be made at a later date, in the hope that candidates will be nominated to stand for election at that time.

In the meantime, the Town Council will resume its co-options process to fill the two seats vacated previously. We will update this site and our noticeboards in due course to encourage volunteers to step forward and serve our town.

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Notice of Election – Thursday 31st March 2022