Dursley Town Council Budget 2019/20
Dursley Town Council has set its budget for the coming financial year and will continue to invest in a range of projects to benefit Dursley.
The Mayor, Cllr Neil Grecian said "we have agreed to a modest rise in our share of the Council Tax for the following year, this will allow the Town Council to manage the new town centre car park which is scheduled to open at the end of February. The car park will be free to use; therefore, funding is required to manage and maintain the new facility".
The Councillors have agreed to a rise of £9.65 per year which equates to 19p per week on a Band D household. The increased revenue will allow the council to manage and maintain the Kingshill Cemetery, Allotments, various Green Spaces and the town centre.
The Council will continue to support local groups and organisations including Dursley in Bloom, Dursley Welcomes Walkers and the volunteers of the Festive Dursley group who will be arranging the Summer Stalls in July in addition to the annual Christmas light switch-on event.
To promote tourism in the area the Town Council are working in partnership with Gloucestershire County Council to develop a new Visitor Information Centre located at Dursley Library and we are continuing to support the Cotswold Edge & Vale Tourism Network.
The Town Council will continue to fund four youth sessions per week at The Vibe Youth Centre and oversee the management of private hires. We have plans to invest in new facilities at the War Memorial Recreation Ground and other play areas within the town in 2019.
Dursley Town Council are continuing to look at innovative and new ways to do what's best for Dursley. We are working in partnership with Stroud District Council and will soon have fully trained staff who will be able to support Stroud District Council's Dog Warden by issuing fixed penalty notices for dog fouling in the town's green spaces.
Posted: Wed, 23 Jan 2019 13:20 by John Kay