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PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a casual vacancy has occurred in the office of Councillor for the Central Ward of the Town Council of Dursley following the resignation on 27th August 2015 of Councillor Jonathan Bird.

Rule 5(6) of The Local Elections (Parishes and Communities) (England and Wales) Rules, 2006 now applies.

The casual vacancy in the office of town councillor has occurred within six months before the date on which the present councillors will retire. No election will be held to fill a casual vacancy that occurs within this period. However, the parish council may co-opt a person to fill the vacancy.

This notice is dated 3rd day of September 2015.


NEW - Licensing Applications: Capones and Ye Olde Dursley Hotel 

The town councillors are pleased that majority opinion from local people has been considered by the licensing committee and the opening hours for Capones nightclub have been reduced from the original application.


The town councillors support the conditions placed on the license to discourage anti-social behaviour and to reduce the impact on resident’s in the town from patrons of the club.


It is the view of the council that these conditions should allow the club to be successfully run, without being detrimental to nearby residential properties and other local businesses, whilst supporting the desire of many to have a late night facility in the town. 

To see the full hearing details please click on the links: Capones     Ye Olde Dursley Hotel

NEW  Future Dursley Neighbourhood Development Plan 

Our next Steering Group Meeting is on Tuesday 8th September 2015, 6.30pm in Jacob's House.

Agenda Future Dursley SG Agenda 8 September 2015.pdf

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

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

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 . Follow the Dursley NDP on Twitter @FutureDursley