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Town Crier
Town Criers introduced by the Normans to relay news to the people.

History of the Court

Cricklade Court Leet has been part of the Cricklade community since the formation of Manorial Courts following the Norman Conquest which started at the Battle of Hastings in 1066. Today, the Cricklade Court is one of only 32 courts remaining in the UK.

Our Role Today

The Cricklade Court has a continuing role in the management of the common lands of Cricklade; which includes the appointment of a Hayward; and the management of the grazing on North Meadow National Nature Reserve.

The  Cricklade Court works closely with Natural England on the management and conservation of this National Nature Reserve. Natural England have owned and managed this site since the 1970s. The Natural England leaflet on North Meadow explains in more detail.

 

Town Crier leads guided walk
Cricklade Court Leet Town Crier leads visitors on a guided walk of North Meadow NNR

The Cricklade Court Leet became a Charitable Incorporated Organisation in 2018 and has 25 volunteer members who are involved in many of the Town’s activties in addition to conservation work on North Meadow National Nature Reserve. The Cricklade Town Council website has a map of Cricklade, giving information about local landmarks.

Upcoming Events

 

Cricklade North Meadow BioBlitz

Date: 1st June 2024
Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location: Cricklade Town Hall
Recent Posts

 

North Meadow Closure Extended to 16th May

Natural England have extended the closure of North Meadow until 16th May. Ground conditions are still very soft putting the...
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North Meadow Closure Extended to 16th May

North Meadow Closed Until 2nd May

Natural England have extended the closure of North Meadow until 2nd May. River levels are dropping and the meadow will...
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North Meadow Closed Until 2nd May

North Meadow Closed

North Meadow is still saturated and has been closed by Natural England until the 18th April to protect the grassland....
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North Meadow Closed

Fritillary Season Approaches

It is still too early to see the snakes head fritillaries and North Meadow is currently flooded and inaccessible. The...
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Fritillary Season Approaches

Bob Jones

The Cricklade Court Leet is sad to hear of the sudden death of Mr R.L. Jones M.B.E. on Thursday 4th...
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Bob Jones

Plant Identification Course

Our course started with a welcome from our Cricklade Court Leet Town Crier Eric. We were delighted to have David...
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Plant Identification Course

Damselfly Identification Course

Our Damselfly Identification course started with a welcome by the Cricklade Town Crier and Court Leet member Eric. Sue Rees-Evans...
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Damselfly Identification Course

North Meadow is Open

River levels are down to seasonal levels and Natural England lifted the temporary closure yesterday. The fritillary season is finished...
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North Meadow is Open

North Meadow Closure Extended

Natural England have extended the closure of North Meadow until 16th June. The warmer weather and no rain in the...
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North Meadow Closure Extended

North Meadow still closed and flooded

The rainfall this week (37mm) has raised the river levels again. The growing hay crop makes the meadow look green...
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North Meadow still closed and flooded