Serving the people of Dursley

Cllr Neil Grecian

Cllr Neil Grecian

Neil representing the Highfields Ward and is a member of the following council committees/working groups:

Green Spaces Committee
Planning Committee
Festive Dursley Working Group

Neil represents the town council on the following external committees/organisations:

Dursley Town Trust
Trustee of Twinberrow Foundation

Neil can be contacted at:

9 Fernhay
GL11 5AB
01453 546608

Councillor Profile

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.

From 2016 to 2021 it was a privilege to serve as Town Mayor and see the town move forward on a number of projects including the Neighbourhood Plan and the Long Street car park.

Register of Interests

Last updated: Fri, 29 Jul 2022 10:55