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Dursley Town Council 'Open House' Event

Dursley Town Council will be opening up its office, Jacob's House, to the public on Saturday 14th July for the morning. Everyone is welcome and can drop in anytime between 9am and 1pm.

It's a great opportunity for people to come along and find out more about the Council, the work we do here in the office and our plans for the future, including the new car park in Long Street. It's also an opportunity to have a look around Jacob's House itself and find out more about the history of this beautiful listed building. More »

With the school Summer holiday fast approaching, people can pick up a copy of the Dursley Mini Cotswold Hare Trail for the kids (or drop off completed forms) for the chance to get a special Mayoral Certificate.

The Open House coincides with the 'Festive Dursley Summer Stalls' event which is taking place in the town centre on the same day and also the 'Dursley Carnival Music Festival' which is taking place on the War Memorial Recreation Ground from 13th to 15th July 2018.

(Jacob's House is located opposite the Market Place on Castle Street.)

Wed, 11 Jul 2018 16:00 by Leah Wellings

Reliance House: Demolition Ongoing

The demolition of Reliance House has reached week two and progress is now quite noticeable. Most of week one was limited to works to the inside of the building with asbestos being safely removed from site and the building being stripped of any reusable materials.

The actual demolition of the building is now underway, the materials will then be crushed on site and the majority will be used to form the base layers of the car-park. This will significantly reduce the material required to be moved from the site. More »

This part of the project is due to be completed by Smiths (Gloucester) Ltd on or before the 27th July 2018. » Less

Tue, 10 Jul 2018 07:54 by John Kay

Stroud District Car Park (Charging) Review

At the monthly meeting of Council, on 3rd July the Town Council considered the review of car parks in Stroud District, this includes the proposal to introduce charging at the public car-parks in Dursley.

The consultation is currently open and the Town Councillors would like to encourage all residents, business owners and visitors to contribute by submitting your comments to the consultation. This must be done in writing to Stroud District Council or via their website and be received by 29th July 2018. More »

Please note comments made on social media will not be considered by SDC.

The Town Council will be submitting our comments directly to SDC which were confirmed on Tuesday evening:

IT WAS RESOLVED that the Town Council would reply to the consultation that while it accepts local government funding is challenging, the introduction of parking charges has the potential to harm the local economy and there would be detrimental displacement to both Sainsbury's car-park and to local residential streets near the town centre.

The Town Council would insist that the consultation and officer's recommendation be considered by the Strategy & Resource Committee, but any final decision be made at a meeting of full Stroud District Council. This will allow cross party scrutiny of the final recommendation and a more transparent decision-making process.

Dursley Town Council would request that alternatives to charging be considered as part of this consultation, the Council would prefer to see an ANPR system introduced within public carparks in Dursley, which could effectively enforce current restrictions but retain free car parking in the town.

The Town Council would request that in the situation that car park charging is introduced in Dursley that the "free after three" initiative be extended to all car parks in the town and the first half hour of parking remain outside of any charges so as not to discourage those collecting ordered goods or making very short visits to local businesses. » Less

Thu, 05 Jul 2018 11:24 by John Kay