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Dursley in Bloom: 2017 Judging Day

Dursley in Bloom: 2017 Judging Day

Dursley will be visited tomorrow (20th July) morning by Heart of England judges who will assess this years "In Bloom" competition.

The Dursley in Bloom volunteers have entered the Small Town category and are aiming for a second consecutive Gold award. This would be a fantastic achievement for the town and a credit to the volunteers who give up so much of their own time to make the town look so good. More »

This year's town centre floral display includes over 40 hanging baskets, 16 new "half barrel" planters and a compete makeover and replanting of the existing planters.

The judges will be meet the Mayor and DIB volunteers for tea and biscuits at 9am tomorrow and will be given a presentation on this year's attractions and projects which form the submission and competition entry by the DIB Chair, Penny Hyde.

The judges will then be taken on a tour of the town centre and other parts of the town, including Dursley Primary Academy and the Secret Garden at the Chantry Centre.

The Town Council would like to wish the DIB volunteers good luck with tomorrow's judging and would also like to thank them for their hard work and dedication.

The results of the 2017 "In Bloom" competition will be announced in September. » Less

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 09:39 by John Kay

Dursley Carnival

Dursley Carnival

The Town Council stand was busy at the Carnival on Saturday despite the disappointing weather.

We would like to thank all those who took the time to enquire about the Neighbourhood Development Plan and vote on our proposals for the new long stay carpark and our ongoing consultation on the future of the youth shelter at Highfields Play Area.

Its not too late to speak to Council staff about either project, our office is open to the public, Monday to Friday between 10am and 3pm. More »

Copies of the latest Dursley Matters newsletter are now available to collect from the office and will be available in local shops, businesses and other public buildings this week. Alternatively you can download them from the website or have them emailed direct.

The Town Council would like to thank the organisers, volunteers and all those who made the Carnival possible on Saturday. An excellent advert for our Town. » Less

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 12:59 by John Kay

Speedwatch Poster Competion

Speedwatch Poster Competion

Year 5 and 6 pupils from Dursley C of E Primary Academy have taken part in a poster competition to raise awareness of speeding in the Highfields area.

The competition was the idea of PCSO Josh Griffiths who is a regular visitor to the school and invited the Town Council to judge the entries.

The Town Mayor, Cllr Neil Grecian, Chair of the Speedwatch Group, Cllr Matt Nicholson and the Town Clerk judged the competition and decided on three winning entries. More »

The winners were Scarlet Crosbee (Yr 5), Lucy Rymer (Yr 6) and Alys Young (Yr 6) who were presented with a certificate from the Mayor on Wednesday 13th July.

The Town Council have funded 30 signs, displaying the winning entries. They will be installed in Highfields for the start of the new term in September.

The Town Council would like to thank PCSO Griffiths, the head, the pupils and class teachers for their co-operation in this competition. » Less

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 11:30 by John Kay