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Highfields Play Area: BMX Track Reopened following Improvement Work

Highfields Play Area: BMX Track Reopened following Improvement Work

The BMX track at Highfields Play Area has reopened today following recent improvement works.

The track has been re-graded and the corners and bends have been surfaced, which will result in a longer wearing track which will reduce the level of future maintenance required by the Town Council. The improvements will significantly improve the quality of the ride for our BMX enthusiasts.

The work was carried out by Clark and Kent Contractors Ltd, who have a worldwide reputation for being BMX track designers and builders including building tracks at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. More »

The BMX track is the first major improvement works to take place since the Town Council secured a 25-year lease for Highfields Play Area from Stroud District Council in the summer of 2016.

The Mayor, Cllr Neil Grecian said "'I am pleased to see the first stage of our improvements completed at Highfields Play Park and trust that they will be well used."

The track had received limited maintenance works since it was built several years ago, and was showing signs of considerable wear and tear. It was a clear priority area for improvement and safety work.

The Chair of the Green Spaces committee, Cllr Alex Stennett said "The BMX track is a well-used facility by both locals and those further afield. The investment in keeping it in good condition is well worth it as it keeps it usable and safe for all".

The Town Council have plans for further improvements in 2017 with new goal posts being installed, repairs to the surface of the football pitch area, new signage and regular maintenance of the existing play equipment.

The Town Council will also be arranging a Community Day in the spring of 2017, where we will be asking local residents from the town to help us carry out general repairs to the play area.

The Town Council would like to remind people to be responsible, the BMX track is not supervised and must be used for its intended purpose only. People should take safety seriously and wear appropriate protective clothing (e.g. helmet, pads, gloves). No motorbikes (incl. mini-motos and quads) are allowed in the play area or on the track.

More information on our planned improvement works can be obtained by contacting the Town Clerk by email: clerk@dursleytowncouncil.gov.uk or by telephone 01453 547758. » Less

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 13:27 by John Kay

Community Defibrillator Seminar - 1st April 2017

Community Defibrillator Seminar - 1st April 2017

We have arranged for the Community HeartBeat Trust to run a Community Defibrillator Seminar.

The seminar will be held on Saturday 1st April 2017 at 11am in the Dursley Methodist Church Meeting Room.

The Community Heartbeat Trust will be demonstrating the use of defibrillators and explaining how the equipment works and its benefits to the community in saving precious minutes in the treatment of sudden cardiac arrest. The more people that know how to use the portable defibrillator installed in the old telephone kiosk in Castle Street, the more chance there is of saving the life of a victim of Sudden Cardiac Arrest. More »

Everyone is welcome, and no special skills are required, just a willingness to play an important role in the event of a medical emergency.

To book a place please contact the Council office on 01453 547758 or email: admin@dursleytowncouncil.gov.uk

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 16:25 by Leah Wellings

Kingshill Cemetery: Memorials

Kingshill Cemetery: Memorials

It has been brought to the attention of the Town Council that in the last few days a number of laid down grave memorials have been re-erected. These memorials have been laid down flat on the ground due to the fact they have become loose or deemed hazardous to the public visiting the Cemetery.

It is highly dangerous to the individual and visitors to the Cemetery should memorials be erected by non-professionals. Only qualified memorial masons are permitted to carry out this type of work in the Cemetery. More »

The Council carry our regular inspection of memorials and our staff are trained in manual handling to safely lay down these memorials. This is done to avoid the risk of a loose memorial falling on a child or and adult as has been the case in other Cemetery's where fatalities have unfortunately occurred.

While I understand that the individual responsible has more than likely carried out this in good faith, it is important that we speak to the person responsible to prevent further occurrences.

If anyone has information on those responsible I would ask that you contact the Town Clerk so that we can the highlight the issues in relation to the memorials. » Less

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 09:17 by John Kay