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Parking Enforcement in Dursley

Parking Enforcement in Dursley

As a result of a number of enquiries from business owners and residents throughout the town the Town Council hosted a meeting to discuss Parking Enforcement in Dursley with representatives from Gloucestershire County Council on the 21st February 2017.

Gloucestershire County Council were represented by Cllr Steve Lydon, Jim Daniels – Parking Manager and Heather Clarke - Parking Contract Manager) The Town Council was.. Read More »

Posted: Wed, 22 Feb 2017 14:00 by John Kay

Tags: Communication, Council, GCC, Parking, Enforcement

Highfields Play Area: BMX Track Reopened following Improvement Work

Highfields Play Area: BMX Track Reopened following Improvement Work

The BMX track at Highfields Play Area has reopened today following recent improvement works.

The track has been re-graded and the corners and bends have been surfaced, which will result in a longer wearing track which will reduce the level of future maintenance required by the Town Council. The improvements will significantly improve the quality of the ride for our BMX enthusiasts.

The work was carried.. Read More »

Posted: Mon, 20 Feb 2017 13:27 by John Kay

Tags: Communication, Council, Highfields Play Area, BMX Track

Community Defibrillator Seminar - 1st April 2017

Community Defibrillator Seminar - 1st April 2017

We have arranged for the Community HeartBeat Trust to run a Community Defibrillator Seminar.

The seminar will be held on Saturday 1st April 2017 at 11am in the Dursley Methodist Church Meeting Room.

The Community Heartbeat Trust will be demonstrating the use of defibrillators and explaining how the equipment works and its benefits to the community in saving precious minutes in the treatment of sudden cardiac arrest. The more people.. Read More »

Posted: Fri, 17 Feb 2017 16:25 by Leah Wellings

Tags: Council, Dursley Matters, Communication, training, Community Facility

Kingshill Cemetery: Memorials

Kingshill Cemetery: Memorials

It has been brought to the attention of the Town Council that in the last few days a number of laid down grave memorials have been re-erected. These memorials have been laid down flat on the ground due to the fact they have become loose or deemed hazardous to the public visiting the Cemetery.

It is highly dangerous to the individual and visitors to the Cemetery should memorials be erected by non-professionals. Only.. Read More »

Posted: Thu, 09 Feb 2017 09:17 by John Kay

Tags: Communication, Council, Kingshill Cemetery

Dogs on the War Memorial Recreation Ground.

Dogs on the War Memorial Recreation Ground.

It has come to the attention of the Town Councillors that dogs continue to be exercised on the War Memorial Recreation Ground despite the rules clearly stating that no dogs are permitted on the "Rec".

The War Memorial Recreation Ground is regularly used by the town's men and ladies senior football clubs and for the local Girls football coaching sessions and matches. The "Rec" is also available for other sports and annual events e.g.. Read More »

Posted: Mon, 06 Feb 2017 15:33 by John Kay

Tags: Communication, Council, War Memorial Recreation Ground, Dogs

Dursley Pancake Race

Dursley Pancake Race

Dursley's annual Pancake Race is held on Shrove Tuesday each year. The race is traditionally held in Parsonage Street at 12 noon.

This year's race will be held on the 28th February 2017.

Depending on the number of runners who have entered, "heats" are held with the fastest runners qualifying for the grand final.

There is a £2 entry fee for runners and they are encouraged to collect sponsorship money. This year.. Read More »

Posted: Fri, 03 Feb 2017 16:15 by Leah Wellings

Tags: Dursley Matters, Council, Events

Highfields Play Area: BMX Track Improvement Work

Highfields Play Area: BMX Track Improvement Work

Following the Town Council securing a 25-year lease for Highfields Play Area from Stroud District Council in the summer of 2016 the first major improvement works will commence on the 6th February 2017.

The Town Council arranged for playground equipment surveys following the lease being signed and it was clear that a priority area for improvement and safety work was the BMX track. This track had received limited maintenance works since.. Read More »

Posted: Wed, 01 Feb 2017 09:00 by John Kay

Tags: Communication, Highfields Play Area, Improvement Works

Dursley Matters Newsletter Winter 2017

Dursley Matters Newsletter Winter 2017

The new "Winter 2017" edition of the quarterly Town Council newsletter is available now.

It includes information on the new Community Defibrillator, the 2016 Xmas Light Event, Highfields Play Area and the Council Budget for 2017/18.

Also featured in this issue is Cllr Mel Laybourne and how you can become a Councillor with current vacancies in the Highfields and Central wards.

If you would like to.. Read More »

Posted: Mon, 30 Jan 2017 14:18 by John Kay

Tags: Communication, Council, Dursley Matters, Newsletter

The Vibe Youth Centre – 2nd Anniversary

The Vibe Youth Centre – 2nd Anniversary

The Vibe Youth Centre celebrates its second anniversary on Monday the 30th January and has been successfully hosting a wide variety of youth sessions over this two-year period.

In September 2015, the Town Council appointed The Door Youth Project to facilitate four weekly youth sessions in The Vibe. The sessions are currently held on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday afternoon/evenings and regularly attract over 30 young people.. Read More »

Posted: Fri, 27 Jan 2017 09:15 by John Kay

Tags: Communication, The Vibe

Have Your Say On Future Development in Your Town!

Have Your Say On Future Development in Your Town!

A first draft version of Dursley's Neighbourhood Development Plan is now available on our website at www.dursleytowncouncil.gov.uk/neighbourhood-plan.

This plan will be used to shape and influence future development within the town. Later in the year it will be subjected to an examination and you will be asked to vote in a referendum on whether you think the District Council should use the plan to help decide future planning applications.. Read More »

Posted: Thu, 26 Jan 2017 11:25 by John Kay

Tags: Communication, Future Dursley

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