Cllr Neil Grecian
Neil representing the Highfields Ward and is a member of the following council committees/working groups:
Neil represents the town council on the following external committees/organisations:
Cam & Dursley Joint Youth Committee
Dursley Town Trust
Walkers are Welcome
Youth Centre (Vibe) Management Committee
Trustee of Twinberrow Foundation
Neil can be contacted at:
- 9 Fernhay
- 01453 546608
I have lived in Dursley nearly 40 years, having moved here in 1976 after training as a teacher in Oxford.
As many of you will know I was a teacher of RE and Geography at Rednock school for many years. There I was a deputy head of house and then head of RE, also serving as a school staff governor for 8 years. It was a privilege to teach at such a good school and with such great pupils. I retired in 2012, but have continued to be involved in the community of Dursley, where I am also Chair of Governors at Dursley C of E Primary Academy, involved in my local Methodist Church and secretary of the Dursley Welcomes Walkers group.
I am married to Jane and we have two adult sons James and Robert, who both attended our local primary school. They both now live in Scotland, where James works in conservation and Robert as a Doctor in Edinburgh.
I joined the town council in the summer of 2012, after I saw that there was a vacancy. Initially I was a co-opted member, but since I have become an elected member and this year Deputy Mayor. After living so long in Dursley, I had wanted to help further with improving our town facilities and conserving what makes it such a good place to live. The town council seemed to be the place where things can get done. There is a great sense of community here in Dursley and we have stunning scenery and woods that surround us.
As a geographer I have always had an interest in environmental issues and sustainable development. I hope my skills can help in this. Since joining the council it has been great to see Dursley get Walkers are Welcome Town status and attend 4 excellent walking festivals organised by the steering group.
This year it has also been a privilege on a number of occasions to step in for the Mayor. This has included: the opening of the new kitchen at the day centre, the inauguration of the new priest at St Dominic's and the opening of the Walking Festival this year.