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Highfields Play Area: Improvements & Upgrades to the Facilities

Highfields Play Area: Improvements & Upgrades to the Facilities

The Town Council's Green Spaces Committee confirmed improvements and new facilities for Highfields Play Area at our meeting on the 19th September 2017.

The Committee approved a new zip wire facility to be installed and important safety improvements to the existing Borneo climbing frame. These improvements are in addition to the revamp of the BMX track and new picnic tables carried out at the beginning of 2017. More »

New combined football and rugby goal posts have been ordered and are due to be installed in the next few weeks.

Cllr Alex Stennett, the Chair of Green Spaces said "I am pleased the Green Spaces committee have been able to approve and oversee the improvements we are making to Highfields Play Area over the last few months. I am sure the zip wire will be a popular addition to the existing play equipment".

The Green Spaces committee have also reviewed the future of the existing youth shelter, following complaints relating to anti-social behaviour. The Committee reviewed correspondence received both for and against its removal, the crime statistics and accompanying comments from the local neighbourhood police team.

The Committee decided that the existing shelter will be removed with a new shelter being provided. The style and location of the new shelter will be consulted with the police, local residents and users of the facility. In the short term, some alterations will be made to the existing youth shelter to reduce the regular graffiti, noise and anti-social behaviours that have been reported.

The Mayor, Cllr Neil Grecian stated "It was a difficult decision for the committee to make. I feel it is important to provide a shelter that will be more suitable for all users of the play area but will not be to the detriment of the local residents".

If you require further information on the above, please contact the Town Clerk on 01453 547758 or email clerk@dursleytowncouncil.gov.uk.

The draft minutes of the Green Spaces Committee meeting are available on the Town Council's website www.dursleytowncouncil.co.uk » Less

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 08:30 by John Kay

Proposed New Long Stay Public Car Park

Proposed New Long Stay Public Car Park

The Town Council are pleased to confirm that planning permission for a new public car park has been granted by Stroud District Council.

This permission is a key part of the purchase agreement for the Reliance House plot which can now be completed.

The Town Councillors would like to thank all those who supported our application and highlighted the need for a car-park in the town centre.

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 14:36 by John Kay

Dursley in Bloom 2017: Gold Award & Small Town Winners

Dursley in Bloom 2017: Gold Award & Small Town Winners

It is a golden day for the volunteers of Dursley in Bloom.

At last night's Heart of England award ceremony in Warwick Castle, the Dursley in Bloom not only retained their Gold accreditation, but for the first time were announced as the winners of the Small Town Category.

The awards were presented to Dursley in Bloom Chair, Penny Hyde, Dursley in Bloom volunteer Mandy Woodward and the Town Clerk, John Kay. More »

The Town Council are proud to support Dursley in Bloom and the volunteers should be extremely pleased at this fantastic achievement. » Less

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 09:33 by John Kay