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NEW - Cllr Vernon Smith, GCC Lead Cabinet Member for Highways 

Cllr Smith will be in attendance at the council meeting on 1st September 2015  where the public and councillors will have the opportunity to ask highway related questions. If you are unable to attend, but would like an issue raised please contact the town clerk or any of the town councillors. The meeting will commence at 7pm and is held in the community meeting room of the Fire Station on Kingshill Road.

NEW - Town Councillors and Staff photographs now available on the website.  View: Councillors Staff 

Licensing Applications: Capones/Old Dursley Hotel, 13 Long Street, Dursley.

The Licensing committee will meet on the 28th August to decide on the applications.

Following the recent consultation, the town councillors confirmed the response provided to Stroud District Council to the licensing applications for Capones and Ye Olde Dursley Hotel at the council meeting on the 4th August 2015. The councillors would like to thank all those who contributed to the consultation at council meetings, in writing and on social media.

The town council comments are: 

Ye Olde Dursley Hotel 

Council objects to the proposed closure times of 02:00hrs and 05:00hrs for the supply by retail of Alcohol, live music, recorded music, similar live, recorded music and dance, late night refreshment and opening.

Council recommends that, should a licence be granted the conditions should restrict opening hours to ensure a 01:00hrs closure time. 

Capones

Council objects to the proposed closure times of 04:30hrs and 05:00hrs for the supply by retail of Alcohol, live music, recorded music, similar live, recorded music and dance, late night refreshment and opening. 

Council recommends that should a licence be granted the conditions should restrict opening hours to ensure that the above activities cease by 02:30hrs and the premises closes by 03:00hrs.

Local Police Team

We now have a new link to our Local Police team on the "Links to Local Information" tab on the left hand side of the home screen; this includes a regular news letter and information on the neighbourhood officers. 

The "Rec" Hedge consultation

Thanks to all who participated during the recent consultation at the Dursley Festival, on social media and direct to the town council over the last few weeks. On Tuesday the  21st July 2015 the Green Spaces Committee resolved:

Not to remove the section of hedge adjacent to the new play area, but to seek advice from a qualified expert regarding future recommended maintenance, including the reduction of height of the hedge surrounding the "rec" and to seek qualified expert advice on the ongoing pest control issues, for both preventative and control measures.

S.15/0476/OUT Land at Littlecombe (Lister Petter Site)

Thanks to all who participated during the consultation at the Dursley Festival and "drop-in" session held at the Community Centre. On Tuesday 21st July 2015 the Planning Committee agreed the official Town Council response to be provided to the planning application submitted for the Littlecombe Devlopment. Please follow the links to see the response and the community feedback received during the consultation.

Dursley Community Speedwatch are about to start working with the Neighbourhood Policing team to look into the existing campaign sites (currently Uley Road, Woodmancote & Kingshill Road(by the garage)). The town council would be happy to look into any other suggested sites & would welcome your input. Due to health & safety limitations, we are not able to target residential roads

Future Dursley - Call for Sites: Local Residents have formed a Steering Group to draft a Neighbourhood Development Plan (NDP) under powers provided by the Localism Act 2011.  The "call for sites" is an informal opportunity for individuals and organisations to propose sites within the town for development - employment, housing or community facilities. The deadline for responses is Tuesday 15th September 2015. For more information please call 01453 547758 or email ndp@dursleytowncouncil.gov.uk


Vibe Youth Centre - is now open. Watch our video for more information. Follow us at @VibeDursley 

The Council's budget for 2015-16 has been agreed. Press release

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