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Boundary Commission: MP Constituency Review

Boundary Commission: MP Constituency Review

The Boundary Commission for England (BCE) today publishes proposals for new Parliamentary constituency boundaries as it opens its third and final consultation (17 October 2017).

Following a decision by Parliament to reduce the number of constituencies in the UK to 600 from 650, and to ensure that the number of electors in each constituency is equal, the BCE has been asked to make independent recommendations about where the boundaries of.. Read More »

Posted: Tue, 17 Oct 2017 15:20 by John Kay

Tags: Communication, Council, Boundary Commission Review

2017 Dursley Town Council Grant Awards

2017 Dursley Town Council Grant Awards

Dursley Town Council is committed to providing assistance and support to local community groups which are set up to promote community life for Dursley residents. The Council has three types of grants.

Small - These grants are normally offered on a one-off basis to support a particular project, event, activity or the purchase of equipment.

Revenue - These grants are available to community organisations which.. Read More »

Posted: Mon, 09 Oct 2017 13:00 by John Kay

Tags: Communication, Council, Grant Funding

Community Speedwatch

Community Speedwatch

Community Speedwatch Press Release:

Dursley's Community Speedwatch group has continued over the summer with sessions being carried out in the town throughout the August and September period.

On Saturday the group were joined by Special Constable Jasmine Smart. Quite a few vehicles were recorded in excess of the speed limit and a number of drivers were "pulled over" by Jasmine. These drivers received some advice on safe driving speeds or were.. Read More »

Posted: Mon, 02 Oct 2017 10:19 by John Kay

Tags: Communication, Council, Speedwatch

Update from The Vibe Youth Centre

Update from The Vibe Youth Centre

Young Parents Group
The Door Youth Project are hosting a new young parents group "aDOORable" at Vibe for all parents up to 25 years old with babies and toddlers.

This group enables you to hang out with other young parents, share stories, make friends, access advice and give your children room to play.

The sessions are on Fridays between 10am and 12pm.

Youth Sessions
The new Autumn/Winter schedule for youth.. Read More »

Posted: Tue, 26 Sep 2017 13:09 by John Kay

Tags: Communication, The Vibe, The Door Youth Project

"Whats On" Community Event Diary

"Whats On" Community Event Diary

Please send details of your upcoming autumn and winter 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 annual Christmas Light Switch on event on Friday 24th November visit the What's On Diary.

Details of the event including a poster (jpg or png)should be sent to clerk@dursleytowncouncil.gov.uk.. Read More »

Posted: Mon, 25 Sep 2017 14:39 by John Kay

Tags: Communication, Council, Whats On

Highfields Play Area: Improvements & Upgrades to the Facilities

Highfields Play Area: Improvements & Upgrades to the Facilities

The Town Council's Green Spaces Committee confirmed improvements and new facilities for Highfields Play Area at our meeting on the 19th September 2017.

The Committee approved a new zip wire facility to be installed and important safety improvements to the existing Borneo climbing frame. These improvements are in addition to the revamp of the BMX track and new picnic tables carried out at the beginning of 2017.. Read More »

Posted: Thu, 21 Sep 2017 08:30 by John Kay

Tags: Communication, Council, Highfields Play Area

Proposed New Long Stay Public Car Park

Proposed New Long Stay Public Car Park

The Town Council are pleased to confirm that planning permission for a new public car park has been granted by Stroud District Council.

This permission is a key part of the purchase agreement for the Reliance House plot which can now be completed.

The Town Councillors would like to thank all those who supported our application and highlighted the need for a car-park in the town centre.

Posted: Mon, 18 Sep 2017 14:36 by John Kay

Tags: Communication, Council, Car-parking

Dursley in Bloom 2017: Gold Award & Small Town Winners

Dursley in Bloom 2017: Gold Award & Small Town Winners

It is a golden day for the volunteers of Dursley in Bloom.

At last night's Heart of England award ceremony in Warwick Castle, the Dursley in Bloom not only retained their Gold accreditation, but for the first time were announced as the winners of the Small Town Category.

The awards were presented to Dursley in Bloom Chair, Penny Hyde, Dursley in Bloom volunteer Mandy Woodward and the Town Clerk, John Kay.. Read More »

Posted: Fri, 15 Sep 2017 09:33 by John Kay

Tags: Communication, Dursley In Bloom, Council

Adult Education in Gloucestershire

Adult Education in Gloucestershire

Adult Education in Gloucestershire provide learning opportunities to communities throughout Gloucestershire, including sessions for the unemployed and elderly.

Courses are delivered at the Adult Learning centre in Gloucester, but they also deliver courses from premises throughout the County. We are working alongside a national UK bank and charity to deliver a range of Digital learning courses, and these have proved very successful. We also.. Read More »

Posted: Thu, 07 Sep 2017 10:20 by John Kay

Tags: Communication, Adult Education in Gloucestershire

Twenty's Plenty in Highfields

Twenty's Plenty in Highfields

To coincide with pupils returning to Dursley (C of E) Primary Academy following the summer holidays; the Town Council have funded and installed 30 new speed awareness signs in Highfields.

The designs have been selected from a competition organised by PCSO Josh Griffiths for Year 5 and 6 pupils to design a poster that raises awareness of speeding in the Highfields area.

The winners were Scarlet Crosbee.. Read More »

Posted: Mon, 04 Sep 2017 09:59 by John Kay

Tags: Communication, Council

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