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Glastonbury Citizen of the Year

Glastonbury Town Council introduced a Citizen of the Year award a few years ago, recognising the work of an individual whom councillors consider have worked over and beyond for the benefit of the town. Nominations are now invited for the 2019 award which should be made in writing to the Town Clerk, Gerard Tucker informing the name of the person you wish to nominate and the reason you consider this person to be recognised as Glastonbury’s Citizen of the Year. Nominations should be sent to townclerk@glastonbury.gov.uk or sent to the Town Hall, Magdalene Street, Glastonbury BA6 9EL by 5.00pm on Monday 1st April.

The inaugural winner of this award was Paul Manning, who spent a tremendous amount of time and commitment in challenging the loss of the four High Street banks over the winter of 2015/16. He also revitalised the Glastonbury Chamber of Commerce and has this year stood down from being Chairman after 3 years in the position. Last years winner Katherine Clarke dedicates so much time in support of youth clubs and youth services. The Friday night Youth Club at the Red Brick Building is over subscribed and has proved enormously popular with young people, an example of Katherines ingenuity and resolve to provide youth support in Glastonbury.

 

Community Speed Watch

Glastonbury police are very keen to get speed watch up and running in town and we need recruits.. 6+ volunteers. We have sent potential sites for assessment including Street Rd (Morrisons), Chilkwell St, Sedegemoor Way and Wells Rd

What’s involved? DBS check, 4 sessions a month, all training provided and all kit. We also need a lead volunteer to steer the ship and deal with the admin side of things. Anybody interested?

Many thanks, Paul Lindsell, Police Community Support Officer 7554, Glastonbury Beat Team

 

Herbie’s Field – Hedges still available

Glastonbury Town Council purchased the land off Northload Bridge known as Herbies Field. For only £20 you can plant a hedge in memory of a loved one or just plant one for yourself!
(includes 1 year membership of Glastonbury Conservation Society)

To book your section of hedge, visit Glastonbury Information Centre, email office@glastonbury.gov.uk  or call 01458 831769

 

 

Council declare Climate Emergency

On February 12th 2019 Glastonbury Town Council declared a ‘Climate Emergency’ and pledged to make the operation of the Council carbon neutral by 2030.

Climate Emergency Motion:
In light of the Intergovernmental Panel on Global Warming’s 2018 special report on Climate Change – warning of the dire consequences of a 1.5 degree rise in global temperatures, and highlighting the need for rapid, far-reaching, and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society – this Council declares a ‘Climate Emergency’ and will:
1) continue to show foresight and leadership when it comes to addressing the issue of Climate Change, having adopted an Environmental Charter, opposed fracking in the Mendips and throughout the UK, installed solar panels on the Town Hall roof, and banned single use plastics;
2) pledge to make the operation of Glastonbury Town Council carbon neutral by 2030, taking into account both production and consumption emissions.

 

Lighten the Load

Please sign the petition to Ban Heavy Lorries from a historic residential street on Glastonbury’s Tourist Trail.
More information on the website