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

Grant Funding 2017/18

Grant Funding 2017/18

Grant Funding 2017/18

Each year Dursley Town Council allocates an amount of money to support local organisations that specifically provide services to the residents of Dursley. Requests and applications for funding are welcome from all organisations that operate in the town.

Applications for the 2017/18 round of funding must be received before Thursday 31st August 2017.

The Grant Policy and Application... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 30 Jun 2017 11:07 by John Kay

Tags: Communication, Council, Grant Funding

Proposed Car Park: Planning Application Now Open

Proposed Car Park: Planning Application Now Open

The planning application for the proposed "Demolition of an existing commercial property to accommodate a new car park facility and associated works" at Reliance House, Long Street, Dursley is now available on the Stroud District Council Planning website.

The application number is S.17/1357/FUL all comments must be received prior to the deadline of 18th July 2017.

The Town Council's aim is to use this... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 28 Jun 2017 12:23 by John Kay

Tags: Car-parking, Communication, Council

"Whats On" Community Event Diary

"Whats On" Community Event Diary

Please send details of your upcoming summer events to be advertised on the "What's On" community event diary located on the Town Council website.

To see what is programmed for the next few months in the Dursley area, including the return of the Dursley Carnival on Saturday 15th July visit the What's On Diary.

Details of the event including a poster (jpg or png)should be sent to clerk@dursleytowncouncil.gov.uk... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 12:19 by John Kay

Tags: Communication, Council, Event Diary

Hot Weather: Health Information

Hot Weather: Health Information

Most of us welcome hot weather, but when it's too hot for too long there are health risks. The main risks posed by a hot weather are:

  • dehydration (not having enough water)
  • overheating, which can make symptoms worse for people who already have problems with their heart or breathing
  • heat exhaustion and heatstroke

Tips for coping in hot weather

  • Shut windows and pull down the shades when it is hotter outside.... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 19 Jun 2017 10:55 by John Kay

Tags: Communication, Council, NHS

Highfields Play Area - Youth Shelter

Highfields Play Area - Youth Shelter

Since taking responsibility for Highfields Play Area, the Town Council have received reports of antisocial behaviour associated with the Youth Shelter. The most recent incident was reported to the police and resulted in two local youths carrying out repairs as a method of restorative justice.

At the Green Spaces Committee meeting on Tuesday 13th June, the Councillors considered the a request from a... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 15 Jun 2017 10:24 by John Kay

Tags: Communication, Council, Highfields Play Area

Proposed New Long Stay Public Car Park

Proposed New Long Stay Public Car Park

The Town Council are pleased to announce that we have an agreement in principal to purchase the Reliance House (former newspaper office) site in Long Street, Dursley.

The Town Council's aim is to use this prominent town centre location for a long stay car-park, which will benefit visitors, walkers, business owners, traders, employees and local residents.

Since the closure in 2015 of the former long stay... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 13 Jun 2017 13:00 by John Kay

Tags: Communication, Council, Parking

Leslie D Gale Awards 2017

Leslie D Gale Awards 2017

Since the announcements of the 2017 Leslie D Gale awards at this year's Annual Assembly the Mayor, Cllr Neil Grecian has been busy presenting the awards.

On Wednesday 31st May, Neil presented the family of Cllr Brian Marsh with his posthumous award and at the Dursley in Bloom Committee meeting on Monday 5th June, Ronnie Harding was presented with her "unsung hero" award.

Both Brian and Ronnie have contributed... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 06 Jun 2017 13:39 by John Kay

Tags: Communication, Council, Leslie D Gale Awards

Highfields Community Day: 29th May 2017

Highfields Community Day: 29th May 2017

Thank you to all our volunteers who supported our Community Day at Highfield's Play Area yesterday despite the Bank Holiday rain.

The volunteers were able to clear overhanging vegetation, collect litter, repair fences, remove weeds strim along the boundary fences and clean benches. Unfortunately we had to cancel the planned painting of the youth shelter and play equipment due to the weather.

The volunteers... Read More »

Posted: Tue, 30 May 2017 10:09 by John Kay

Tags: Communication, Council, Highfields Play Area

Annual Assembly (Meeting of the Town)

Annual Assembly (Meeting of the Town)

The Annual Assembly meeting was held last night in the Community Centre. The meeting was chaired by the Town Mayor, Cllr Neil Grecian who opened the meeting with a minutes silence for the victims of the Manchester terrorist attack.

Verbal reports were given by Cllr Grecian, County Councillor Loraine Patrick and Stroud District Councillors Doina Cornell and Colin Fryer.

The guest speaker this year was... Read More »

Posted: Wed, 24 May 2017 10:08 by John Kay

Tags: Annual Assembly, Communication, Council

Bonfires on the War Memorial Recreational Ground

Bonfires on the War Memorial Recreational Ground

The Town Council would like to highlight to all visitors to the War Memorial Recreation Ground that the use of bonfires is not permitted and will be treated like other forms of malicious damage by being reported to the police.

On Friday evening, 19th May, a bonfire was lit very close to the pavilion on the Rec which could have had serious consequences had it got out of control.

The Chair of Green Spaces,... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 22 May 2017 15:04 by John Kay

Tags: Communication, Council, War Memorial Recreational Ground