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"Whats On" Community Event Diary

"Whats On" Community Event Diary

Please send details of your upcoming summer events to be advertised on the "What's On" community event diary located on the Town Council website.

To see what is programmed for the next few months in the Dursley area, including the return of the Dursley Carnival on Saturday 15th July visit the What's On Diary.

Details of the event including a poster (jpg or png)should be sent to clerk@dursleytowncouncil.gov.uk

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 12:19 by John Kay

Hot Weather: Health Information

Hot Weather: Health Information

Most of us welcome hot weather, but when it's too hot for too long there are health risks. The main risks posed by a hot weather are:

  • dehydration (not having enough water)
  • overheating, which can make symptoms worse for people who already have problems with their heart or breathing
  • heat exhaustion and heatstroke

Tips for coping in hot weather

  • Shut windows and pull down the shades when it is hotter outside. You can open the windows for ventilation when it is cooler.
  • Avoid the heat: stay out of the sun and don't go out between 11am and 3pm (the hottest part of the day) if you're vulnerable to the effects of heat.
  • Keep rooms cool by using shades or reflective material outside the windows. If this isn't possible, use light-coloured curtains and keep them closed (metallic blinds and dark curtains can make the room hotter).
  • Have cool baths or showers, and splash yourself with cool water.
  • Drink cold drinks regularly, such as water and diluted fruit juice. Avoid excess alcohol, caffeine (tea, coffee and cola) or drinks high in sugar.
  • Listen to alerts on the radio, TV and social media about keeping cool.
  • Plan ahead to make sure you have enough supplies, such as food, water and any medications you need.
  • Identify the coolest room in the house so you know where to go to keep cool.
  • Wear loose, cool clothing, and a hat and sunglasses if you go outdoors.
  • Check up on friends, relatives and neighbours who may be less able to look after themselves.
  • Seek help from a GP or contact NHS 111 if someone is feeling unwell.

Mon, 19 Jun 2017 10:55 by John Kay

Highfields Play Area - Youth Shelter

Highfields Play Area - Youth Shelter

Since taking responsibility for Highfields Play Area, the Town Council have received reports of antisocial behaviour associated with the Youth Shelter. The most recent incident was reported to the police and resulted in two local youths carrying out repairs as a method of restorative justice.

At the Green Spaces Committee meeting on Tuesday 13th June, the Councillors considered the a request from a member of the public to remove the shelter. The Committee agreed to monitor the situation over the summer period and make a final decision at the next Green Spaces Committee meeting on the 19th September 2017. More »

The Town Council would request that any instance of anti-social behaviour witnessed by local residents or users of the play area should be reported to the local police on telephone number 101 or if indeed deemed serious enough 999. These reports will be available to the Town Councillors who will use them when making a final decision on the future of the Youth Shelter.

The Town Council would like to receive your comments on whether the youth shelter should be retained, removed or improved. Comments should be emailed to clerk@dursleytowncouncil.gov.uk or can be posted to Jacobs House, Castle Street, Dursley, GL11 4BS. » Less

Thu, 15 Jun 2017 10:24 by John Kay