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The Annual Assembly meeting was held last night in the Chantry Centre. The meeting was chaired by the Town Mayor, Cllr Neil Grecian who opened the meeting and welcomed those in attendance.
Cllr Grecian provided a verbal report on the Town Council's achievements over the last year including; new play equipment in Highfields, the purchase of the Reliance House site for as new long stay car park and our firm commitment to aid and support the many volunteer organisations who do so much to benefit our town. More »
The guest speaker this year was Mr David Hagg, Chief Executive Officer for Stroud District Council. David who is retiring in the autumn after 17 years at Stroud District Council presented a review of recent investment in Dursley; including The Pulse extension and residential/business building on the Littlecombe site along with a summary of the financial issues facing SDC in the future.
Written and verbal reports were provided by our County Councillor, District Councillors and many community and volunteer groups across the town.
The meeting was opened to the public where topics including: the condition of May Lane bus station, safety of pedestrian on Whiteway, the Council's new CCTV project and ongoing antisocial behaviour were discussed. The Mayor and Town Clerk took the opportunity to thank PC Peter Lay, Dursley Neighbourhood Police Team and The Door Youth Project for their commitment to tackle the antisocial behaviour issues and were pleased to report that the situation in the town was improving.
The Mayor presented the recipients of this year's Leslie D Gale awards. The four winners were Cllr Jane Ball, Linda & Chris Cherry and Tom Arnold. The Mayor announced the recipient of the Unsung Hero award; Kate Reynolds who will receive her award in the coming weeks.
The Mayor closed the meeting and light refreshments were available for all.
The full minutes of the Annual Assembly will be available soon on the Town Council website.
Photo: The Town Mayor with this year's recipients of the Leslie D Gale Awards for their service to Dursley.
Wed, 23 May 2018 10:34 by John Kay
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
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