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
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
Unfortunately, the children's Zip Wire at Highfields Play Area has had to be taken out of use again, for the second time in the last month.
The new seat, which cost the Council over £300 to replace, was installed for less than a week before being chewed by a dog. It has had to be removed until further notice.
The first seat was removed because of similar damage. From local reports, it appears that... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 25 Feb 2019 13:00 by Leah Wellings
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
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
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
The latest edition of our quarterly newsletter is available to download from the Town Council's website.
This edition includes an update on our 2019/20 budget, the latest news on our car park project, the Local Plan consultation and Festive Dursley.
If you would like to receive an electronic copy of the newsletter by email, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted: Tue, 05 Feb 2019 15:30 by Leah Wellings
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
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
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