NEW - Community Defibrillator
The Town Council are currently investigating the provision of a community defibrillator in the Town Center which would have 24 hour, 7 day a week access. There is currently a defibrillator in the town located within the Castle Gate Dentist surgery. This unit is available to the public during their normal opening hours.
NEW - Twinberrow Wood - Annual Litter Picking on Sunday 6th March 2016
The Town Councillors are looking for volunteers to help with the annual litter picking of Twinberrow Wood between 9-11am on the 6th March. This year the date has been brought selected to become part of this year's national "Clean for the Queen" event to celebrate our Queen's 90th birthday.
Please can the volunteers meet at the information board in the wood at 9am where litter pickers, bags and hi-viz jackets (not compulsory) will be provided.
Thanks to Stroud District Council for supplying the equipment and arranging to collect the bags afterwards.
Future Dursley Neighbourhood Development Plan
The Town Council as part of the Future Dursley Neighbourhood Development Plan project is seeking a planning consultant to provide technical support for drafting policies and drafting the plan. See attached project brief. Further information is available on the 'Work for us' web page and 'NDP' webpage.
Press Release on 2016/17 budget for the Town Council
The Town Council have released the following press statement click here
Reshaping Services for Families with Young Children Consultation
Gloucestershire County Council have a consultation open until 11th April 2016 on proposed changes to services for children aged 0 to 11 years. This includes creating 16 Children and Family Centres in the areas of Gloucestershire where families are most likely need more help; one of which would be located in Dursley at Treetops Nursery.
To find out more and take part in the consultation please visit www.gloucestershire.gov.uk (a link to consultation is on the home page). Alternatively there is a drop in session on the 16th February at The Vibe Youth Centre between 10am and 12pm.
Emergency Road Closure: Drake Lane, Cam
Drake Lane remains closed to allow Amey to repair a collapsed drain under the road near the 30mph signs. A local diversion is in place.
This work is not linked to the planned closure of Drake Lane in March for electrical works. Planned Road Closure: Drake Lane, Cam
This road will be closed (as per the attached plan) from 7th March to 18th March 2016. This is to allow for electrical works by contractors working on behalf of Western Power Distribution. Plan
If you require any further information regarding this closure please contact GCC Highways on 08000 514514.
May 2016 Elections
Stroud District Council have released information for voters on the elections to be held on Thursday 5th May 2016 for Local elections and the Police Crime Commissioner. This will include the 17 town councillor positions.
Dursley Neighbourhood Policing Team are looking for volunteers to help establish Neighbourhood Watches within the area.
Neighbourhood Watch is about more than reducing crime; it’s about bringing people together and improving quality of life. It helps to build communities that are empowered to deal with local issues and tackle problems as they arise with the support of the local police or other agencies.
The result is that residents often feel more secure in their own homes and the fear of crime is reduced by the knowledge that neighbours and friends are keeping an eye on their own property. A number of new Neighbourhood Watches have been set up around the Dursley area and statistics have shown that this has helped reduce crime and anti-social behaviour within the community.
With your help, we can act positively in dealing with possible offenders and hopefully prevent any future crime from taking place.
If you would like further information please get in contact with PCSO Joshua Griffiths 9232 of Dursley Police Station either using the 101 number of emailing him on Joshua.firstname.lastname@example.org
The Town Council are looking for two volunteers to fill the recently vacated Councillor's position on the council. This would be an excellent opportunity for someone to experience being a councillor before the elections in May 2016 for the following four years. If you would like to discuss or find out more about this opportunity please contact the Town Clerk. This link provides information on the role of councillor.
Our open hours to the public are 10am to 3pm; Monday to Friday and appointments can be made at other times.
Cam and Dursley Transportation Group
CDTG consists of a group of local residents who are trying to improve access to public transportation, support safe cycling and walking and reduce traffic and car use where possible.
In the first few months of their existence their efforts have been concentrated on improving information about bus services, especially services to and from Cam and Dursley Rail station. They have created a website which pulls together the various bus schedules for the different services for example. http://camanddursleytransportationgroup.weebly.com/
The community speedwatch have had a number of sessions this year, including a session involving Special Police Officers which resulted in a number of drivers being warned about their speeding, a number of speeding tickets being issued and a Section 59 (effectively a vehicular ASBO).
The group are looking for volunteers to carry on this important community project and if you are interested please contact the town clerk to find out more.
Town Councillors and Staff photographs now available on the website. View: Councillors Staff
Vibe Youth Centre - is now open. Watch our video for more information. Follow us at @VibeDursley
The Neighbourhood Development Plan (NDP) Steering Group for Dursley would like to hear from people in Dursley who have an interest or knowledge in any of the following areas: Environment & Local Green Space, Design, Housing, Infrastructure, Economy, Traffic & Transportation. If you would like to share information, help out or join a topic group please get in touch. To find out more about neighbourhood planning visit http://www.planningportal.gov.uk/inyourarea/neighbourhood . Follow the Dursley NDP on Twitter @FutureDursley