Dursley Town Council

Serving the people of Dursley

Town Hall

Clerk: Mr John Kay
Jacob's House, Castle Street
Dursley, Gloucestershire
GL11 4BS

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Highfields Youth Shelter Removed - We want to hear your views

Highfields Youth Shelter Removed - We want to hear your views

In September this year, Dursley Town Council had to remove the wooden Youth Shelter located at Highfields Play Area due to safety concerns.

The main wooden support posts had started to rot and a deterioration in the structural condition of the shelter led to its removal. The shelter had been on the site for many years and was installed before Dursley Town Council took over management of the site from... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 15 Dec 2021 16:40 by Leah Wellings

Tags: Highfields Play Area

Dursley Town Council: Office Closure

Dursley Town Council: Office Closure

In accordance with the governments latest Covid advice the Town Council staff will be working from home from Monday 13th December 2021.

This will effectively close the office to the public, although we will still be able to receive telephone calls (01453 547758) during our normal opening hours on Monday to Friday between 10am to 3pm.

For any urgent matters, please contact the office to arrange a socially... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 10 Dec 2021 12:08 by John Kay

Tags: Office Closure

Thank You to (former) Town Councillor Jane Ball

Thank You to (former) Town Councillor Jane Ball

At last night's Council meeting the Town Council, the Mayor and current Councillors took the opportunity to thank our former Town Councillor Jane Ball in recognition of her 22 years' service as Town Councillor.

This service included a ten-year term as Mayor between 2005-2015, making Jane the longest serving Mayor of Dursley since its creation in 1974.

Jane received a plaque and bouquet of flowers from... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 08 Dec 2021 11:42 by John Kay

Tags: Jane Ball, New Councillor

Play Area Closed for Maintenance - 2nd December 2021

Play Area Closed for Maintenance - 2nd December 2021

Please be aware that the fenced play park area on the War Memorial Recreation Ground will be closed this Thursday - 2nd December. This is so that routine maintenance can be carried out on the safety play surface.

The area is expected to reopen for Friday 3rd December. We apologise for any inconvenience the 1 day closure may cause.

To report any issues regarding play equipment please contact the Dursley... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 30 Nov 2021 16:00 by Leah Wellings

Tags: Green Spaces, Play Areas

Festive Window Competition 2021 - Winners

Festive Window Competition 2021 - Winners

The winners of the 2021 Window Competition were announced on Friday evening at the annual Festive Dursley Switch-on event. The theme for this year's competition was 'Christmas'.

The winner was Inches, with a wonderful display of knitted items, representing the 12 days of Christmas. Carrie Marrow, owner, praised the knitting skills and patience of Eleanor Chaffer who created the marvellous pieces.

Wyke... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 30 Nov 2021 12:45 by Anita Gambie

Tags: Festive Dursley

Festive Dursley 2021 - Thank You

Festive Dursley 2021 - Thank You

Dursley Town Council would like to thank our sponsors and volunteers who helped to ensure that the Dursley Christmas lights were switched on successfully on Friday evening in front of a large crowd.

We would like to thank Spring Villa Sports Bar who sponsored our Christmas Tree.

Our new festive lights and extended firework display were funded from Gloucestershire County Council's Build Back Better Grant... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 29 Nov 2021 10:54 by John Kay

Tags: Festive Dursley

CHRISTMAS LIGHTS SWITCH-on EVENT - ENTERTAINMENT SCHEDULE

 CHRISTMAS LIGHTS SWITCH-on EVENT - ENTERTAINMENT SCHEDULE

4PM - Music from Rednock Swing Band

4:30pm Join Terry Pascoe, your MC for the evening at the Market Place and watch Amy Addle dancers perform.

4:30pm onwards Balloon modelling from Tom Foolery under the Town Hall.

4:45pm - 5:45pm Music from Rednock Swing Band.

6pm Countdown and Lights Switch-on (at the Christmas Tree) & Firework display.

6:10pm Santa makes an apperance at the Grotto in The Kingshead... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 25 Nov 2021 12:49 by Anita Gambie

Tags: Festive Dursley

Festive Dursley Christmas Lights Switch-on Event 2021 - Friday 26 November from 4:30pm.

Festive Dursley Christmas Lights Switch-on Event 2021 - Friday 26 November from 4:30pm.

Attractions and entertainment will include:

Stalls in the Market Place & Parsonage Street

Fairground rides

Santa's grotto

Entertainment from a variety of musicians, local choirs and a children's dance group.

A winter garden & snow

Shop front window competition

Sleigh & lanterns on St James' Green

Market in St James' Church

Christmas Lights switched on at 6pm.

A firework display .. and more

Posted: Mon, 15 Nov 2021 08:00 by Anita Gambie

Tags: Festive Dursley

Councillor Vacancy

Councillor Vacancy

Following the recent resignation of Cllr Jane Ball a casual vacancy has arisen in the Office of Councillor for the Kingshill (ward of) Dursley Town Council.

If by Thursday 2nd December 2021 (FOURTEEN days after the date of this notice) a request for an election to fill said vacancy is made in writing to the Returning Officer at the address below by TEN electors for the said Parish/Town, an election... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 12 Nov 2021 11:36 by John Kay

Tags: Councillor Vacancy

Remembrance Day 2021

Remembrance Day 2021

At 11:02am this morning following the traditional two minute silence, two wreaths were laid at the World War II memorial at the War Memorial Recreation Ground to commemorate Remembrance Day.

The wreaths were laid by the Mayor Symon Ackroyd and Jeff Evans, Chairman of the Cam & Dursley Royal British Legion.

On Remembrance Sunday, the traditional Remembrance Day Parade will commence from 14:30 at the... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 11 Nov 2021 13:33 by John Kay

Tags: Remembrance 2021

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