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Leslie D Gale 2020 Nominations NOW OPEN

Leslie D Gale 2020 Nominations NOW OPEN

The Nominations for the 2020 awards to be announced at the town's Annual Assembly on the 28th April 2020 are now OPEN.

The Leslie D Gale Award was instituted in 1994, as a tribute to the late Mr Gale, who was the last Chairman of Dursley Parish Council and the first Mayor of Dursley, and who served the community in so many ways. The Leslie D Gale Award not only recognises longevity of service to the community but also impact. More »

Dursley Town Council is very aware that young people also contribute to the community, and that their work should be recognised. Nominations do not have to be for individuals; in past years groups have also been successfully nominated.

Nominations should be sent to the Town Clerk with details of why you believe the person, group, team etc deserve the recognition.

To be considered for the 2020 awards, nominations must be received on or before Friday 27th March 2020.

One of last year's recipients, Mike Doughty is shown in the photograph collecting his award for Outstanding Service to the Community of Dursley. » Less

Posted: Mon, 27 Jan 2020 09:43 by John Kay

Local Plan Review - Dursley Town Council's Response

Local Plan Review - Dursley Town Council's Response

At our Council meeting on Tuesday 21st January 2020, the Councillors approved our response to the latest consultation of the Local Plan review by Stroud District Council.

The Local Plan identifies the housing, employment, retail and community development that is required to meet local needs up until 2031.

Dursley Town Council have produced a comprehensive response looking at many aspects of the plan and proposals. We were encouraged by the support from local residents of whom over 60 attended our recent Planning Committee meetings. More »

The key points in our response included:

1) Our continued objection to any development of Site "PS29" Land North of Ganzell Lane.
2) We do not support the statement "the preferred direction for housing growth in landscape terms to the Southeast of Dursley"
3) The significant impact on highways, schools, doctors surgeries and other public services with the significant development proposed at Cam, Wisloe and Sharpness.
4) Our concern at parking standards within new developments.

Our full response is available to view on the Town Council website. » Less

Posted: Fri, 24 Jan 2020 13:30 by John Kay

Dursley Town Council Budget 2020/21

Dursley Town Council Budget 2020/21

Dursley Town Council has set its budget for the coming financial year and will continue to invest in a range of projects to benefit Dursley.

The Mayor, Cllr Neil Grecian said, "we have agreed to a very modest rise in our share of the Council Tax for the following year to allow for inflation and staffing costs".

The Councillors have agreed to a rise of £4.05 per year which equates to 8p per week on a Band D household. The increased revenue will allow the council to continue managing and maintaining the Kingshill Cemetery, Allotments, various Green Spaces, Long Street Car Park and the town centre. More »

The Council will continue to support local groups and organisations including Dursley in Bloom, Dursley Welcomes Walkers and the volunteers of the Festive Dursley group who will be arranging the Summer Stalls in July in addition to the annual Christmas light switch-on event.

In 2019/20 the Council awarded grants of over £28,000 to local groups and organisations.

To promote tourism in the area the Town Council are working in partnership with Gloucestershire County Council to develop a new Visitor Information Centre located at Dursley Library which will open in the spring of 2020.

The Town Council will continue to fund four youth sessions per week at The Vibe Youth Centre and oversee the management of private hires.

We have plans to install new play equipment at both Highfields Play Area and Kingshill Play Area very soon. This will replace older play equipment which has reached the end of its lifetime and reduce the annual expenditure on maintenance to keep the equipment safe for the young people.

We will continue to work in partnership with other local authorities, including Gloucestershire County Council to improve the footway in Silver Street as a result of comments received from our resident consultation in 2019. » Less

Posted: Wed, 22 Jan 2020 11:38 by John Kay