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Dursley Town Council

Serving the people of Dursley

Town Hall

Clerk: Mr John Kay
Jacob's House, Castle Street
Dursley, Gloucestershire
GL11 4BS

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Latest News

Cotswold Hares are coming to Dursley

Cotswold Hares are coming to Dursley

Cotswold Hares are coming to Dursley as part of Cotswold AONB's 2018 Hare Trail. The Town Council are pleased to confirm that currently seven hare sculptures will be located in Dursley.

A "large" five-foot hare sculpture called "Hareloom along the Cotswold Way" will be located under the Town Hall. This hare, the centre point of the trail in Dursley, has been kindly sponsored by housing developer St Modwen Homes; who are currently busy construction the Littlecombe development on the former Listers site. More »

Catherine Jarrett, Head of Sales South at St. Modwen Homes, said: "The Cotswold Hare Trail is a fantastic community initiative which showcases some unique pieces of art, and we're thrilled to be in a position to support the event by sponsoring a hare this year. Our chosen design is incredibly striking, and we hope it will give the people of Dursley something to be proud of throughout the summer as it is displayed in the town."

The Cotswolds Conservation Board are delighted to team up with the Hare Trail organisers, including Dursley Town Council to help conserve, enhance, explore and enjoy the special qualities of the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), whilst encouraging everyone from art aficionados and nature lovers to social media snappers to visit new attractions, hidden hills and valleys, quiet corners and busy market towns along the trail.

There are two other large hares located in Dursley, at Ashens Plains campsite and in The Pulse leisure centre. Other smaller sculptures will be located at The Priory, Heritage Centre, Kingshill House and Dursley Library.

David Bush, a Trustees of Kingshill House commented "I had previously worked for a law firm in Cirencester and we took the decision to sponsor a large hare and to display it prominently in our Reception area. We encouraged people to visit as part of the 'Hare Trail' and we printed coloured stickers to give to visiting children so that they had something physical to take with them as a memento of their visit. We had so many visitors that we had to go back to the printer for a second box of stickers!"

The Hares will start appearing in the town in advance of the start of the hare trail on 22nd May and will remain until 9th September 2018 when they will then be auctioned for charity. » Less

Thu, 17 May 2018 14:00 by John Kay

Annual Assembly (Meeting of the Town)

Annual Assembly (Meeting of the Town)

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. This will include an update on our Car Park project. More »

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. The Agenda is now available.

Refreshments will be available after the meeting.

The meeting is open to the public and we would welcome your attendance.

Wed, 16 May 2018 09:46 by John Kay

Road Closure: Long Street

Road Closure: Long Street

The Town Council has been notified by Gloucestershire County Council that Long Street is to be closed between 4th June and 16th September to allow for road realignment works to be completed.

This work will connect the new Littlecombe development to the existing road network and realign the Drake Lane/Long Street/Bymacks Lane/Lister Street (Victoria Close) junctions at the bottom of Long Street.

The Council has been informed by the developer, St Modwen that the closure will include evening and weekends and they are in discussion with the adjacent businesses that will be impacted by the closure. St Modwen will also deliver a residents letter prior to the closure with further information to those who are most affected by the works. More »

Should you have any queries on this road closure, please contact Gloucestershire County Council on 08000 514514. » Less

Tue, 15 May 2018 10:04 by John Kay