Dursley Platinum Jubilee Celebration
Pedersen Pilgrimage Visit 2022
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At the Annual Meeting of Council on 3rd May, Cllr Symon Ackroyd was unanimously re-elected for a second term as Town Mayor and Cllr Mandy Woodward was re-elected as Deputy Mayor for a fifth term.
With regard to the Council's committees the following Councillors were elected as the Committee Chairs for 2022/23:
Town Improvements: Cllr Danae Savvidou
Green Spaces: Cllr Alex Stennett
Planning: Cllr Matt Nicholson
Policy & Finance: Cllr Sue Creswick
Staffing: Cllr Mandy Woodward
Posted: Thu, 05 May 2022 08:35 by John Kay
A unique high street safari, free family experience.
Join us for this historic occasion by taking part in our free, magical augmented reality story-trail (sponsored by Spring Villa, Autotechnik and Leaf and Ground).
Located around Cam & Dursley are seven magical characters on a day trip from Buckingham Palace. Join Sir Barnaby Beacon on the trail as he visits his friends, you'll be able to see them augmented reality, decide what happened next in the story and even win a free digital fun pack at the end. Not only that but each of the characters will tell you about a decade in The Queen's historic seventy year reign. More »
To learn more or start the trail, go to www.JubileeBeaconTrail.com
To take part simply:
1. Visit the website to see the trail map.
2. Visit each of the characters
3. Scan their unique QR codes with your smartphone, learn more of the story and take a hilarious selfie with the character in AR.
4. When you have found them all, download your free digital funpack. » Less
Posted: Fri, 29 Apr 2022 12:00 by Anita Gambie
The 2022 Leslie D Gale recipients were announced by the Mayor, Cllr Symon Ackroyd at the town's Annual Assembly meeting last night (Tuesday 26th April).
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 »
The 2022 recipients are:
Jude is one of the founding members of the Pop-up Garden Café who set up the venue 18 months ago. The Café is purely run and staffed by volunteers, who are rostered by Jude on serving and baking duties.
Helen receives her reward for her from her various volunteering roles including Riding For the Disabled, Stroud District Cats Protection, Vale Hospital, Dursley Food Bank and managing the administration of the annual Flower and Produce Show.
Eric is a litter collector/campaigner volunteer based in Dursley, who is regularly seen carrying out litter walks within the Dursley area and has "adopted" a number of lay-bys on to highlight the problem of vehicle thrown litter. Eric has collected tens of thousands of items of litter during his walks, with some dating back to the 1980's.
Vijay & Tika Patel
Vijay and Tika Patel purchased the Newscentre in Silver Street in 1988, and the newsagents store has thrived ever since thanks to their hard work. They have provided a valuable service to the residents of Dursley, seven days a week over many years and have very recently retired after 34 years service.
Vijay & Tika are pictured receiving their reward from Cllr Ackroyd. » Less
Posted: Wed, 27 Apr 2022 09:35 by John Kay