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Petanque Court at the War Memorial Recreation Ground

Petanque Court at the War Memorial Recreation Ground

Dursley Town Council is pleased to announce that the installation of a Petanque Court at the War Memorial Recreation Ground will soon be complete. We have secured a grant of 50% towards the costs of this investment from Sport England.

This project was approved by the Green Spaces Committee earlier this year. The Chair of Green Spaces Committee 'Councillor Alex Stennett said 'The Petanque Court will be a great addition to our leisure facilities and provides another way in which our residents can remain active'. More »

Local resident and keen Petanque player John Roberts approached the Town Council with a proposal for a Petanque Terrain in Dursley. He said 'Petanque, also known as Boules is immensely popular, played all over the world and there is a thriving Petanque scene in the UK (with over 170 clubs registered with Petanque England) and countless more in pubs, clubs and parks.

The game is one of the most inclusive activities available where people of all ages, gender, ability and fitness can participate equally together. It is a simple game to learn, involving gentle exercise, played as singles, doubles or a triple game. Playing the game provides numerous benefits including health, social and physical to name but a few. It can be played one-to-one or in teams of two or three. It is played with hand-sized hollow metal boules on various types of dirt or gravel surfaces (terrains) the object of the sport is to get as many of your team's boules closer to a small wooden target (jack) than that of your opponents.

In Dursley, there are two existing groups of players (Dursley Rotary Team and a U3A group) who have to play out of the area at present. Over time we would like to set up a Cam and Dursley Boules Club, with two or three club sessions each week, and a team playing matches in the Cotswold League. We will also be offering some taster sessions to attract players, families and club competitions.

The Petanque terrain will be officially opened in the Autumn and a number of taster sessions will be run to encourage people to come and have a go. Dates will be arranged soon. This free facility will be run on a turn up and play basis. Boules will be available to borrow from 'The Pulse' in return for a refundable deposit.

If you would like to receive further information about the future Cam and Dursley Boules Club please contact John Roberts by email at: boulescamdursley@gmail.com » Less

Posted: Mon, 09 Sep 2019 13:08 by Anita Gambie

The Cotswold Edge & Severn Vale Tourism Network Meeting - 4th September 2019, 7pm at Kingshill House

The Cotswold Edge & Severn Vale Tourism Network Meeting - 4th September 2019, 7pm at Kingshill House

The Cotswold Edge and Severn Vale Tourism Network Meeting on 4th September promises to be an exciting and worthwhile evening if you have an hour to spare.

It's not too late to book a place.

The Network will be launching its first product, the Eating and Drinking Map of our area and getting an insight into the ground breaking visitor marketing initiative of Gloucester's Digital High Street Revolution from Ben Hau Marketing Director of Marketing Gloucester. More »

There will also be information on the new Industrial Strategy and Tourism Deal (featured in the Network's latest newsletter below), as well as an exploratory discussion on establishing "local hubs" within the Network.

The meeting will be held at 7pm in the Littleford Room, upstairs at Kingshill House, Dursley, GL11 4BZ. There is a car park at the front of the building.

To book a free place please contact the Network by emailing: deputy@dursleytowncouncil.gov.uk

If you know someone who may be interested in attending, please feel free to pass the information on to them.

The Tourism Network is open to local councils, groups, businesses, accommodation providers, volunteers, attractions, pubs, restaurants and venues in Dursley and the surrounding Cotswold Edge and Severn Vale area. Members are working together to develop a co-ordinated and joined up approach towards tourism to take advantage of new and existing initiatives and opportunities to attract visitors to the area. » Less

Posted: Tue, 03 Sep 2019 16:00 by Leah Wellings

Dursley United Charity: Student Funding Opportunity

Dursley United Charity: Student Funding Opportunity



Students who live in the parishes of Dursley, Cam, Stinchcombe and Uley who are in need of financial assistance for Further Education or Training can apply to Dursley United Charity before 30th September 2019.

Application forms can be obtained from:

Mrs A. Gambie, DUC, c/o 50, Kingshill Park, Dursley, GL11 4DF

Email: dursleyunitedcharity@gmail.com

Posted: Wed, 28 Aug 2019 10:34 by Anita Gambie