GFRS urge residents to check appliances following warning
After tragic events at Grenfell Tower in West London, Gloucestershire Fire and Rescue Service (GFRS) is urging local people to take a few minutes to check their fridge freezers to improve their home safety.
A statement by Metropolitan Police Service identified a Hotpoint FF175BP fridge freezer as the initial source of the Grenfell Tower fire that started in the early.. Read More »
Posted: Mon, 26 Jun 2017 09:18 by John Kay
Please send details of your upcoming summer events to be advertised on the "What's On" community event diary located on the Town Council website.
To see what is programmed for the next few months in the Dursley area, including the return of the Dursley Carnival on Saturday 15th July visit the What's On Diary.
Posted: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 12:19 by John Kay
Most of us welcome hot weather, but when it's too hot for too long there are health risks. The main risks posed by a hot weather are:
- dehydration (not having enough water)
- overheating, which can make symptoms worse for people who already have problems with their heart or breathing
- heat exhaustion and heatstroke
Tips for coping in hot weather
- Shut windows and pull down the shades when it is hotter outside. You can.. Read More »
Posted: Mon, 19 Jun 2017 10:55 by John Kay
Since taking responsibility for Highfields Play Area, the Town Council have received reports of antisocial behaviour associated with the Youth Shelter. The most recent incident was reported to the police and resulted in two local youths carrying out repairs as a method of restorative justice.
At the Green Spaces Committee meeting on Tuesday 13th June, the Councillors considered the a request from a member of the public.. Read More »
Posted: Thu, 15 Jun 2017 10:24 by John Kay
The Town Council are pleased to announce that we have an agreement in principal to purchase the Reliance House (former newspaper office) site in Long Street, Dursley.
The Town Council's aim is to use this prominent town centre location for a long stay car-park, which will benefit visitors, walkers, business owners, traders, employees and local residents.
Since the closure in 2015 of the former long stay car.. Read More »
Posted: Tue, 13 Jun 2017 13:00 by John Kay
Since the announcements of the 2017 Leslie D Gale awards at this year's Annual Assembly the Mayor, Cllr Neil Grecian has been busy presenting the awards.
On Wednesday 31st May, Neil presented the family of Cllr Brian Marsh with his posthumous award and at the Dursley in Bloom Committee meeting on Monday 5th June, Ronnie Harding was presented with her "unsung hero" award.
Both Brian and Ronnie have.. Read More »
Posted: Tue, 06 Jun 2017 13:39 by John Kay
Thank you to all our volunteers who supported our Community Day at Highfield's Play Area yesterday despite the Bank Holiday rain.
The volunteers were able to clear overhanging vegetation, collect litter, repair fences, remove weeds strim along the boundary fences and clean benches. Unfortunately we had to cancel the planned painting of the youth shelter and play equipment due to the weather.
The.. Read More »
Posted: Tue, 30 May 2017 10:09 by John Kay
The Annual Assembly meeting was held last night in the Community Centre. The meeting was chaired by the Town Mayor, Cllr Neil Grecian who opened the meeting with a minutes silence for the victims of the Manchester terrorist attack.
Verbal reports were given by Cllr Grecian, County Councillor Loraine Patrick and Stroud District Councillors Doina Cornell and Colin Fryer.
The guest speaker this year was.. Read More »
Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 10:08 by John Kay
The Town Council would like to highlight to all visitors to the War Memorial Recreation Ground that the use of bonfires is not permitted and will be treated like other forms of malicious damage by being reported to the police.
On Friday evening, 19th May, a bonfire was lit very close to the pavilion on the Rec which could have had serious consequences had it got out of control.
The Chair of Green.. Read More »
Posted: Mon, 22 May 2017 15:04 by John Kay
A leaflet about 'Future Dursley' and the progress being made on the Neighbourhood Development Plan (NDP) has been delivered to households across the town. Everyone is invited to comment on the draft plan. The full draft can be viewed online at www.dursleytowncouncil.gov.uk/uploads/dursley-ndp-v16-230117.pdf or as a hard copy at the town council office or the library.
Please use this opportunity to tell.. Read More »
Posted: Mon, 22 May 2017 12:57 by Anita Gambie