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A successful 2016 Annual Assembly was held last night in the Community Centre, chaired by our new Mayor; Cllr Neil Grecian.
Mayor Grecian provided a Mayoral report on the Town Council's activities over the last year and invited County, District Councillors and local Community Groups to provide an update on their activities over the last year and information on upcoming events.
The Keynote Speakers; Councillor Nigel Moor, Cabinet Member – Fire, Planning and Infrastructure and Mr Alan Bently, Integrated Transport Manager from Gloucestershire County Council provided a presentation on local transport matters including ongoing reviews of the bus services in Dursley and the local area. Cllr Moor also provided an update on the Fire Service within the county. There followed a lively question and answer session and both speakers were warmly thanked for their participation. More »
The 2016 winners of the Annual Leslie D Gale awards were announced by Mayor Grecian, they are
Anne Anderson - for services to the community including volunteering at Girlguiding, Surestart and Dursley Cinema.
Emma Irvine - for services to the community including volunteering at the Tabernacle, The Vibe Youth Centre and The Door Youth Project.
Keith Thomson - The inaugural "unsung hero" awarded on behalf of keeping the town centre exceptionally clean and tidy and recognition of being a great ambassador for Stroud District Council and Veolia.
All three recipients will receive their LDG awards presented by Mayor Grecian very soon.
A special award was made to Geoff Wheeler, recently retired District Councillors and leader of Stroud District Council, for his outstanding service to Dursley over the last 25 years. The photograph shows Mayor Grecian presenting the award to Geoff.
Wed, 25 May 2016 11:10 by John Kay
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Thu, 19 May 2016 12:51 by Anita Gambie
For the second year in succession Dursley has a new Mayor and Deputy Mayor. Cllr Clare Nelmes sadly had to step down as Mayor due to work commitments but remains a Town Councillor.
Cllr Neil Grecian was nominated to succeed Clare and this appointment was unanimously approved by the Council at last nights Annual Town Council Meeting. Mayor Grecian had been the serving Deputy Mayor and on his appointment thanked Cllr Nelmes for her hard work as Mayor over the last year and wished her well on her new career. More »
Cllr Suzi Abraham was appointed Deputy Mayor to succeed Cllr Grecian.
In what was a busy night for the Town Council, two new Councillors were co-opted onto the council; Cllr Andrea Sheffied (Highfields) and Cllr Simon Ackroyd (Central) joined the recently elected councillors bringing the total number of sitting councillors to 16.
There remains one councillor vacancy in the Highfields ward and any interested persons should contact the Town Clerk to find out more. » Less
Thu, 12 May 2016 09:48 by John Kay