Dursley Town Council

Serving the people of Dursley

Town Hall

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

Tags: Council

Town Councillors: Telephone Calls

Town Councillors: Telephone Calls

It has been brought to the attention of the Town Council that some residents have received telephone calls from someone impersonating Town Councillors.

The calls have been about bank and shop closures in the town. These calls appear to be fraudulent and at no time have the Town Councillors or staff been calling residents in this manner.

We would advise anyone who receives a call to end the conservation... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 11 Jan 2021 14:18 by John Kay

Tags: Communication, Council

Playgrounds and Gym Equipment to Re-open on 21st December

Playgrounds and Gym Equipment to Re-open on 21st December

Dursley Town Council has agreed to re-open the play areas and gym equipment at the War Memorial Recreation Ground, Kingshill and Highfields Play Areas. This includes the BMX track at Highfields.

This decision has been taken due to a drop in Covid-19 infection rates in the local area. We have also listened to the comments received from many regular users of the facilities and taken further advice on... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 21 Dec 2020 08:00 by John Kay

Tags: Council, Covid-19, Play Areas.

Shops & Businesses Re-opening Today

Shops & Businesses Re-opening Today

Dursley Town Council would once again like to "welcome back" the shops and businesses who are re-opening today after the end of the second lockdown period.

The Town Council would ask all residents and visitors to support our local businesses, many who have had to close during both lockdown periods.

We do need to be mindful that the Covid-19 virus is still a threat and would advise all those visiting... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 02 Dec 2020 10:31 by John Kay

Tags: Communication, Council, Covid-19

Dursley - Tier 2 High Alert

Dursley - Tier 2 High Alert

Dursley has been placed in Tier 2 of the governments new coronavirus tier arrangements for England from the 2nd December 2020.

This decision will be reviewed every 14 days.

In tier 2:

  • you must not socialise with anyone you do not live with or who is not in your support bubble in any indoor setting, whether at home or in a public place
  • you must not socialise in a group of more than 6 people outside, including... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 26 Nov 2020 12:56 by John Kay

Tags: Communication, Council, Covid-19

Covid-19: Office Closed to the Public

Covid-19: Office Closed to the Public

Dursley Town Council have taken the decision to close the office to the public for the remaining duration of the current lockdown.

This decision has been taken in response to the high Covid-19 infection rate in the Dursley area and to protect both staff and visitors to our Jacob's House office.

The staff can still be contacted by telephoning 01453 547758 during normal working hours and by emailing clerk@dursleytowncouncil.gov.uk... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 18 Nov 2020 11:07 by John Kay

Tags: Communication, Council, Covid-19

Long Street Car Park - Temporary Removal of Restrictions

Long Street Car Park - Temporary Removal of Restrictions

Dursley Town Council and our car park management company, District Enforcement Ltd have agreed to temporarily waive the 23 hour time limit in the Long Street Car Park for the duration of the lockdown period.

This temporary removal of the maximum waiting time will remove the need for local residents who were leaving their homes to move their vehicles contravening the government guidance to stay at home.... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 06 Nov 2020 10:25 by John Kay

Tags: Communications, Council, Covid-19, Long Street Car Park

Covid 19 - The Use of Play Equipment (UPDATE)

Covid 19 - The Use of Play Equipment (UPDATE)

Dursley Town Council have received further guidance from government on the the access to play and leisure facilities during the lockdown and have taken the decision to close the play areas with immediate effect.

This includes all play equipment located at the War Memorial Recreation Ground (WMRG), Highfields Play Area and Kingshill Play Area.

The use of the tennis courts and gym equipment at the WMRG... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 05 Nov 2020 11:47 by John Kay

Tags: Communication, Council, Covid-19

New National Restrictions from 5 November - Stay at Home

New National Restrictions from 5 November - Stay at Home

COVID-19 case numbers are rising rapidly across the whole of the UK and in other countries. The Government have said we must act now to control the spread of the virus. The single most important action we can all take, in fighting coronavirus, is to stay at home, to protect the NHS and save lives.

This means you must not leave or be outside of your home except for specific purposes (from 5th November).... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 02 Nov 2020 08:08 by John Kay

Tags: Communication, Council, Covid-19

Dog Thefts

Dog Thefts

Dog thefts across the county are on the increase. The Covid-19 pandemic has had a huge impact on the price of puppies; with many people feeling it's a good time to buy or adopt a new puppy and subsequently the average price of a pedigree pup has rocketed to around £3k.

To help prtoect your dog:

• Keep an ID tag on your dog at all times (your surname, mobile number and address only)
• Secure... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 23 Oct 2020 09:07 by John Kay

Tags: Communication, Council, Dog Thefts

Improvements to Garden of Rest (Remembrance) Areas at Kingshill Cemetery

Improvements to Garden of Rest (Remembrance) Areas at Kingshill Cemetery

Landscape improvement works will start in late November on the existing garden of rest areas (also known as the Garden of Remembrance) in Kingshill Cemetery. It is anticipated that this work will take approximately one week to complete and access to these areas will be restricted during this time. The attached drawing provides an illustration of the enhancements which will take place.

These areas, located... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 22 Oct 2020 09:18 by Anita Gambie

Tags: Cemetery, Communication, Community Facility, Council