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This years Festive Dursley event was a great success with an excellent crowd witnessing the lights turned on by Mark Cummings (Radio Glos) ably assisted by the reigning Carnival King and Queen and supported by cast members from the DODS theatre group.
The Town Council would like to thank the members of the Festive Dursley Group who have worked so hard to facilitate Friday's event including Mandy Woodward (Chair), Pam England, Mike Doughty, Tom Arnold and Mel King.
The Town Council would like to thank all those who entered the illumination themed window display competition. The winner was Wotsin, second place Inches and third place Network Healthcare. Due to the high quality and the record number of entrants, the Mayor presented three commended certificates to: Angel Treasure Trove, The Bird Cage Hair Design and That New Shop.
The evening would not have been possibly without the help and organising from our supporters, volunteers and sponsors including:
WSP - Sponsors of our Christmas Tree.
Build it - Assisting with the erection of the Christmas Tree.
Cam & Dursley Youth Forum - Judging the Xmas window competition.
Chantry Centre - Supply of staging.
Classy Glass - Supply of Christmas window winners award.
Clifton Cameras - Santa's grotto photographs.
Coates Fireworks - Firework display.
Daisy Belle Floral Design - Charity baubles.
DODS - Costumes and characters from Wizard of Oz.
Dursley Air Cadets - Marshalling.
Dursley Business Inclusive - Supporting the event.
Dursley Carnival including the King & Queen.
Dursley C of E Primary Academy - Choir.
Dursley Lions - supporting the event and sponsoring new Market Hall Xmas lights.
Father Christmas and helpers.
Inner Wheel - Judging the Xmas window competition.
Just to Say - Charity baubles
J & M Entertainment - PA and snow.
Last Orders - Entertainment.
Lizzie Lindsell - Entertainment.
Let it Go (hair salon) - Hair braiding/face painting.
NDW Sparkles/Sky's the Limit - Xmas lights
Peak Academy - Santa's Grotto
Rednock Rock Band - Entertainment
Rhythm & Paice - PA system.
Rotary Club of Dursley - Marshalling.
SG Leisure - Fairground.
Simply Footcare - Hosting Santas Grotto.
Snow Business - Artificial Snow.
Terry Pascoe - Our MC for the evening.
The Door Youth Project - supporting our young people.
Town Trust - Organising the stalls.
Tower 22 Training - First Aid.
Tree Management - Christmas Tree.
If you would like to become involved in planning the 2018 Festive Dursley event, please contact the Town Clerk.
Mark Cummings, from Radio Gloucestershire enjoying the 2017 event.
Illuminated Window Display Competition
The Town Council would like to thank all those who entered the illumination themed window display competition. The winner was Wotsin, second place Inches and third place Network Healthcare.
Due to the high quality and the record number of entrants, the Mayor presented three commended certificates to: Angel Treasure Trove, The Bird Cage Hair Design and That New Shop.
Kate from "Wotsin" receiving the winners award for the best "illumination" themed window display from Mayor Neil Grecian and Mark Cummings.
The Winning Display from "Wotsin"
The Winning Display from "Wotsin"
Each year a chosen charity receives the funds made from selling baubles for the town Christmas Tree, located on "the link" between Parsonage Street and Castle Street.
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Children's Lantern Parade
Father Christmas leads the annual lantern parade from 5:45pm. The document below shows how children can make homemade lanterns for the parade.
- Xmas 2016 Event (Schools) Poster and lantern instructions (PDF, 479 Kb)
Xmas 2016 Event (Schools) Poster and lantern instructions