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

Listers Plaque Unveiling Event

Listers Plaque Unveiling Event

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

Tags: Communication, Council

Office Closures: April

Office Closures: April

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

Tags: Communication, Council, Office Opening Hours

Kingshill Cemetery – A Plea to Visitors

Kingshill Cemetery – A Plea to Visitors

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

Tags: Communication, Council, Kingshill Cemetery

Press Release: Budget & Services

Press Release: Budget & Services

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

Tags: Communication, Council, Press Release

Town Centre: Improvements

Town Centre: Improvements

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

Tags: Communication, Council

Winter Weather: Thank You

Winter Weather: Thank You

The Town Council would like to thank all the local residents who cleared snow, spread salt to help make paths and roads more accessible in the recent period of snow and ice.

It was great to see the community get together with offers of help to look after vulnerable people and offering uses of 4x4 vehicles.

The majority of people heeded the advice not to travel unless it was essential and this greatly... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 05 Mar 2018 10:59 by John Kay

Tags: Adverse Weather, Communication, Council

Winter Weather: Advice

Winter Weather: Advice

It looks like Dursley will be impacted by the winter weather on Thursday and Friday which is currently affecting other areas of the Country.

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 the myths - it's unlikely you'll be sued or held legally responsible for any injuries... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 28 Feb 2018 09:33 by John Kay

Tags: Adverse Weather, Communication, Council

Community Directory & Whats On Diary

Community Directory & Whats On Diary

The Town Council website www.dursleytowncouncil.gov.uk has a Community Directory for Businesses and Clubs located in the Dursley Area and a local events "What's On" diary.

Community Directory
To have your business or club details added or existing details updated to the Community Directory, please send this information to the Town Clerk:

Business/Club Name
Brief Description
Contact Name, Address, Email,... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 19 Feb 2018 11:37 by John Kay

Tags: Communication, Community & Business Directory, Council, Whats On Diary

Dursley Pancake Race 2018: The Results

Dursley Pancake Race 2018: The Results

The 2018 Pancake Race was held earlier today with entrants representing local organisations and businesses taking part.

The final result were:

1st: Steph Hill (Henlow Court)
2nd = Andy Markham (Old Spot), Rebekah Storey-Young (Henlow Court) & Roger Cowley (Dursley Lions)

The children's race was won by Jay Randall-Smith who proved Superman could run faster than a Lion.

A trophy donated by Dursley Business... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 13 Feb 2018 12:43 by John Kay

Tags: Communication, Council, Pancake Race 2018

We're Watching You

We're Watching You

Dursley Town Council has joined forces with environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy in a bid to reduce dog fouling in key problem areas in Dursley.

The campaign sets its sights on irresponsible dog owners, with recent research showing that dog walkers are more responsible and pick up after their dogs, when they think that they are being watched.

Last year Keep Britain Tidy conducted a campaign pilot,... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 12 Feb 2018 12:57 by John Kay

Tags: Communication, Council, Keep Britain Tidy