Dursley Town Council are pleased to announce that we have been approached by the Cotswold AONB for Dursley to host some of the hares for the 2018 Hare Trail.
As in previous years, scores of spring hare sculptures and leverets will be dotted throughout the Cotswolds in a unique art installation for all to enjoy for almost four and a half months (May 22nd – September 9th 2018)
At the end of the trail,... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 18 Apr 2018 15:13 by John Kay
At the most recent meeting of Dursley Business Inclusive (DBI), the group invited PC Peter Lay to provide an update on the recent antisocial behaviour in the town. PC Lay has been leading the neighbourhood policing response to these recent incidents.
PC Lay provided information on the ongoing investigations and the status of several incidents reported by members of DBI. PC Lay has been very impressed... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 17 Apr 2018 13:53 by John Kay
The unveiling of a plaque to commemorate R A Lister took place on Saturday 7th April at The Priory in Long Street. The plaque is situated on the former office building of the world renowned engineering firm, founded by Sir Robert Ashton Lister in Dursley during 1867.
Approximately 100 people witnessed Mayor Neil Grecian unveil the plaque, the crowd included many ex-employees of the company and members... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 10 Apr 2018 13:54 by John Kay
Charitable organisations in Dursley, Cam, Stinchcombe and Uley who support and assist persons in need can apply for financial assistance to Dursley United Charirty.
Applications with a copy of the latest accounts should be sent before 30th April 2018 to Mrs A Gambie, The Clerk, Dursley United Charity, c/o 50, Kingshill Park, Dursley, Gloucestershire, GL11 4DF or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted: Fri, 06 Apr 2018 12:32 by Anita Gambie
The Town Council offices will be closed to the public for the Easter Holiday on Friday 30th March and Monday 2nd April.
Please note this will include vehicular access to the cemetery throughout the long weekend (Friday/Saturday/Sunday & Monday), pedestrian access is available as normal on these days.
The office and vehicular access to the cemetery will re-open to the public on Tuesday 3rd April.... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 27 Mar 2018 10:29 by John Kay
It is doubtful that there is a single person in Dursley who is not aware of Lister's. The iconic engineering company, founded by Robert Ashton Lister (later Sir Robert) in 1867, was a major employer in the town for many years. There is little tangible evidence remaining of the massive works and the Lister family, apart from The Towers, The Chantry Centre (previously Lister Hall) and the Priory in Long... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 22 Mar 2018 13:02 by John Kay
The Town Council would like to make a plea to all visitors of the Kingshill Cemetery not to move or reset any "laid down" grave memorials.
These memorials have been laid down flat on the ground due to the fact they have become loose or deemed hazardous to the public visiting the Cemetery during routine inspections by Council staff.
It is highly dangerous to the individual and visitors to the Cemetery... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 21 Mar 2018 14:11 by John Kay
Dursley Town Council approved the budget for the coming financial year at the end of January and have recently been asked by some residents of the town to confirm the reasons behind the increase.
In 2017 the Town Council obtained planning permission to build a car-park at the vacated Reliance House plot in Long Street. To obtain this planning permission we had to confirm there was a strong community... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 20 Mar 2018 09:51 by John Kay
The Town Council's ground staff over the last few weeks have taken advantage of the wet, cold weather to commence with some much needed maintenance of the street furniture in the town centre.
A number of the benches have been removed from site, stripped down, repaired, painted and given a new lease of life. The noticeboard in "the link" has also received essential maintenance ensuring it is now safe... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 14 Mar 2018 09:41 by John Kay
Today at 10am the Commonwealth Flag will be flying over the town at St James Church to mark Commonwealth Day.
The Fly a Flag for the Commonwealth initiative, now in its fourth year, is again catching the imagination of thousands of participants from all walks of life, inspiring them to join with others throughout the Commonwealth. As a collective public expression of commitment to the Commonwealth,... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 12 Mar 2018 08:00 by John Kay