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NEW - 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. 

NEW - 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. 

Dursley Pancake Race 9th February 2016

Dursley Pancake Race will take place at 12noon on 9th February 2016.  All proceeds will go to the Race Winner's chosen local charity.  Click here for Poster and Race Entry & Sponsorship Form.

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.

Neighbourhood Watch  

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.griffiths@gloucestershire.police.pnn.uk

Councillor Vacancies
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.

Office Hours 
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/

Community Speedwatch

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