Author: John Kay

Road works in Castle Street

Road works in Castle Street

Severn Trent have commenced with three days of road works in Castle Street, near the Methodist Church this morning.

The new service connection works require temporary traffic signals, so delays are to be expected particularly during the peak hours.

Gloucestershire County Council are responsible for the co-ordination of roadworks and have an interactive map on their website where information is available.... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 20 Mar 2019 09:40 by John Kay

Tags: Communication, Roadworks, Gloucestershire County Council

Commonwealth Day 2019

Commonwealth Day 2019

Today (Monday 11th March) 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 fifth 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, 11 Mar 2019 01:00 by John Kay

Tags: Communication, Council, Commonwealth Day

Pancake Race 2019: The Results

Pancake Race 2019: The Results

The 2019 Pancake Race was held earlier today with entrants representing local organisations and businesses taking part.

The final result were:

1st: Liam Jones, representing The Pulse Leisure Centre
2nd: Will Hayward, representing The Old Spot
3rd: Chelsie Winsor, representing Henlow Court

A trophy donated by Dursley Business Inclusive, in memory of local volunteer Eileen Nichols, was awarded to Viv Kennedy... Read More »


Posted: Tue, 05 Mar 2019 12:29 by John Kay

Tags: Communication, Council, Pancake Race 2019

Dursley Town Council – Authorised to Issue Fixed Penalty Notices for Dog Fouling

Dursley Town Council – Authorised to Issue Fixed Penalty Notices for Dog Fouling

The Town Council are pleased to confirm that under the jurisdiction of Stroud District Council the Council's grounds staff are now fully trained and authorised to issue Fixed Penalty Notices (FPN's) for dog fouling offences.

Dursley Town Council are the first Town or Parish Council in the Stroud District to obtain this authorisation from Stroud District Council (SDC). A person responsible for a dog... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 15 Feb 2019 14:44 by John Kay

Tags: Communication, Council, Dog Fouling, Fixed Penalty Notices

Annual Pancake Race: Tuesday 5th March 2019

Annual Pancake Race: Tuesday 5th March 2019

Dursley's annual Pancake Race is held on Shrove Tuesday each year. The race is traditionally held in Parsonage Street at 12 noon. Depending on the number of runners who have entered, "heats" are held with the fastest runners qualifying for the grand final.

In February 2010, Dursley Town Council resolved to resurrect the annual Pancake Race, and to provide a trophy for the winner.

Each year a local charity... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 12 Feb 2019 12:52 by John Kay

Tags: Communication, Council, Pancake Race

Leslie D Gale Awards 2019

Leslie D Gale Awards 2019

The Nominations for the 2019 awards to be announced at the town's Annual Assembly on the 21st May 2018 are now OPEN.

The Leslie D Gale Award was instituted in 1994, as a tribute to the late Mr Gale, who was the last Chairman of Dursley Parish Council and the first Mayor of Dursley, and who served the community in so many ways. The Leslie D Gale Award not only recognises longevity of service to the community... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 07 Feb 2019 09:38 by John Kay

Tags: Communication, Council, Leslie D Gale Awards

Winter Weather Advice

Winter Weather Advice

The first real snow of the winter is with us this morning, treated roads are passable with care, but we are experiencing problems with estate roads and other non-gritted routes. Long Street has been closed by the police.

Don't be put off clearing paths because you're afraid someone will get injured. Remember, people walking on snow and ice have a responsibility to be careful themselves. Don't believe... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 01 Feb 2019 09:14 by John Kay

Tags: Communication, Council, Snow

Dursley Town Council Budget 2019/20

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... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 23 Jan 2019 13:20 by John Kay

Tags: Communication, Council, Budget 2019/20

Dursley Town Council's Response to Stroud District Council's Emerging Local Plan consultation.

Dursley Town Council's Response to Stroud District Council's  Emerging Local Plan consultation.

Over the last six weeks Dursley Town Council have been reviewing the Local Plan Review Emerging Strategy Paper issued by Stroud District Council.

Councillors have attended workshops, briefings and we have worked closely with the members of the Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group to formulate our response.

We have been encouraged by the level of local participation at our Planning Committees in December... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 18 Jan 2019 13:04 by John Kay

Tags: Communication, Council. Planning, Local Plan, Emerging Strategy, Neighbourhood Development Plan

Road Closure: Long Street, Dursley

Road Closure: Long Street, Dursley

The Town Council has been informed that a 200m section of Long Street will be closed to through traffic between Monday 7th and Wednesday 9th January 2019.

This is to allow for resurfacing the new road layout between the new (Victoria Street) junction and the entrance to the Littlecombe housing estate.

Pedestrian and emergency access will be maintained.

Should you have any further queries regarding this... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 03 Jan 2019 14:10 by John Kay

Tags: Communication, Council, Road Closure