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Annual Meetings in May 2018

Annual Meetings in May 2018

The Town Council will soon be hosting the Annual Town Council meeting and the Annual Assembly of the Town.

The Annual Town Council meeting is effectively the Town Council's AGM; the agenda includes the appointment of the Mayor and Deputy Mayor for the next 12 months and as well as the normal Council business. Also to be confirmed is the membership of the Council's Committees, Working Groups and Council's representatives for other organisations. More »

This meeting will be held at 7pm on Tuesday 8th May in the Community Room, Dursley Fire Station, Kingshill Road.

The Annual Assembly is a "meeting of the town" which is facilitated by the Town Council. This year's guest speaker is Mr David Hagg, Chief Executive of Stroud District Council.

This meeting provides the residents of the town the opportunity to raise matters of concern with the Mayor and Councillors from the Town, Stroud District and Gloucestershire County Council's.

Annual Reports from the Town Council and many of the Town's voluntary organisations will be available.

The winners of the 2018 Leslie D Gale awards will be announced by the Mayor.

This meeting will be held at 7pm on Tuesday 22nd May at the Chantry Centre, Long Street, Dursley. Refreshments will be available after the meeting.

Both meetings are open to the public and we would welcome your attendance.

The agenda for the meetings will be available three full working days prior to the meetings on the Council's website and on Council notice boards. » Less

Mon, 23 Apr 2018 11:32 by John Kay

Cotswolds AONB Hare Trail 2018

Cotswolds AONB Hare Trail 2018

Dursley Town Council are pleased to announce that we have been approached by the Cotswold AONB for Dursley to host some of the hares for the 2018 Hare Trail.

As in previous years, scores of spring hare sculptures and leverets will be dotted throughout the Cotswolds in a unique art installation for all to enjoy for almost four and a half months (May 22nd – September 9th 2018)

At the end of the trail, the sculptures will be gathered in for a public Farewell to the Hares event, before being auctioned off to raise money for the Caring for the Cotswolds visitor giving scheme and Glorious Cotswold Grasslands. More »

Local businesses, attractions, schools, colleges and community groups are invited to sponsor the hares and the Town Clerk would like to hear from any local businesses/groups who are interested.

More information on the hare trial and sponsoring is available on the Cotswold AONB website.

If you would like to discuss sponsorship opportunities with the Town Clerk please contact the office on 01453 547758 or email clerk@dursleytowncouncil.gov.uk » Less

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 15:13 by John Kay

Update on ongoing Antisocial Behaviour in Dursley

Update on ongoing Antisocial Behaviour in Dursley

At the most recent meeting of Dursley Business Inclusive (DBI), the group invited PC Peter Lay to provide an update on the recent antisocial behaviour in the town. PC Lay has been leading the neighbourhood policing response to these recent incidents.

PC Lay provided information on the ongoing investigations and the status of several incidents reported by members of DBI. PC Lay has been very impressed by the community response to these incidents which have included; the issuing of banning letters, information sharing between shops/business owners and the regular reporting to the police of incidents. This information supplied by the community will prove to be vital in any future court appearances by those responsible. More »

Cllr Suzi Abraham, Chair of the DBI group acknowledging the efforts of the police said "although the last few months have been frustrating, it has been noticed that recently the level of incidents in the town centre has reduced. I would like to formally thank the police for their continued work with the individuals and their families, a lot of it behind the scenes and not visible to the public. I do hope that social services and other agencies do all they can to support these vulnerable young people and tackle the issues which have resulted in this behaviour from occurring."

It was noted that many of the incidents have been linked to underage drinking, with several reported thefts of alcohol from local supermarkets and shops leading to incidents of antisocial behaviour. Dursley is subject to a street drinking ban which results in anyone drinking publicly in town to be committing an offence.

Cllr Matt Nicholson said "the police are aware that people in the town centre are being asked by this group of young people to purchase alcohol on their behalf, obviously to do so would result in committing a crime and I would encourage anybody who is approached to report the details to the police, with a description of the individual(s).

The use of cannabis has been linked to the antisocial behaviour with individuals more likely to act out of character when under its influence. It is important that this too is reported to the police should it be witnessed by the public. Unfortunately, the open use of cannabis by this small group of young people is quite common. » Less

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 13:53 by John Kay