Dursley Town Council Budget 2020/21
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 very modest rise in our share of the Council Tax for the following year to allow for inflation and staffing costs".
The Councillors have agreed to a rise of £4.05 per year which equates to 8p per week on a Band D household. The increased revenue will allow the council to continue managing and maintaining the Kingshill Cemetery, Allotments, various Green Spaces, Long Street Car Park 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.
In 2019/20 the Council awarded grants of over £28,000 to local groups and organisations.
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 which will open in the spring of 2020.
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 install new play equipment at both Highfields Play Area and Kingshill Play Area very soon. This will replace older play equipment which has reached the end of its lifetime and reduce the annual expenditure on maintenance to keep the equipment safe for the young people.
We will continue to work in partnership with other local authorities, including Gloucestershire County Council to improve the footway in Silver Street as a result of comments received from our resident consultation in 2019.
Posted: Wed, 22 Jan 2020 11:38 by John Kay