LATEST NEWS 

We Need Your Views!  Come to the Littlecombe Development Plans Drop-in Event at Dursley Community Centre.  Drop in anytime between 6:30pm - 8:30pm on Thursday 9th July 2015.  The planning application for the final stages of the Littlecombe development has now been submitted to Stroud District Council for consideration (Ref: S.15/0476/OUT).  Dursley Town Council and Cam Parish Council are currently considering the plans before making formal responses to Stroud District Council and would like to get the views of the local community.  Click here to see the event poster.

Should we remove part of the 'Rec' hedge?  We want to hear your views.  We are considering the removal of a section of hedge immediately adjacent to the new playground on the Kingshill Road side of the War Memorial Recreation Ground and would welcome local views before we make a decision.  The reasons for considering this removal are to improve visibility of the Rec, to reduce maintenance costs of the hedge and to reduce visits from pest control.  If removed the hedge would be replaced by a fence to maintain safety of the children using the playing fields and play equipment.  Please let us know what you  think.

Long Street will be closed from 29th June 2015 to 1st July 2015.  Click here to see the notice issued by Gloucestershire County Council.

Community Speedwatch

On Saturday 6th June, Dursley Community Speedwatch was joined by members of Dursley Neighbourhood Policing Team to target speeding motorists on Uley Road.  Within the 2 hours, 6 vehicles were caught exceeding the speed limit which resulted in them receiving a Traffic Offence Report and 1 vehicle received a Section 59 noticed for anti-social driving. 

PCSO Joshua Griffiths said, ‘We value the work carried out by members of Dursley Community Speedwatch and over the last year it has been obvious that the work they have been doing has made a great difference in reducing the speed in which vehicles travel within the Dursley area,  however there is still a small minority that choose to break the speed limit.  Dursley Community Speedwatch has identified Uley road as an area where there is concern over vehicles exceeding the speed limit.  As we value the work carried out by these volunteers,  we decided to join the Community Speedwatch members in a 2 hour operation.   Out of the 6 Traffic Offence Reports issued, 5 of the motorists were local to Dursley and 4 of the tickets issued were issued to drivers carrying children. 

Please be considerate whilst driving through Dursley, by exceeding the speed limit you are putting YOUR Children, YOUR Family or YOUR Friends at risk’.

A new Mayor and Deputy Mayor have been elected for Dursley Town. Cllr Claire Nelmes has been voted Mayor and Cllr Neil Grecian has been voted Deputy Mayor. Cllr Jane Ball steps down as mayor after ten years. Mayor Nelmes said "it has been a great pleasure to serve as Jane's deputy and I have learned a lot from her and she has made a huge commitment to the town".

Future Dursley - Call for Sites - This is an informal opportunity for individuals and organisations to propose sites  within the town for development. Click here for more information 

The new playground on the War Memorial Recreation Ground is now open.

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