The single most important action we can all take, in fighting coronavirus, is to stay at home in order to protect the NHS and save lives.
That is why the government is now (23 March 2020) introducing three new measures.
1. Requiring people to stay at home, except for very limited purposes.
2. Closing non-essential shops and community spaces.
3. Stopping all gatherings of more than two people in public.... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 24 Mar 2020 10:19 by John Kay
Dursley Town Council have taken the decision to cancel all Committee Meetings until further notice due to the ongoing Covid-19 (coronavirus) pandemic.
This includes tonight's (Tuesday 17th March) meetings of Green Spaces and Planning Committee meetings.
Posted: Tue, 17 Mar 2020 09:26 by John Kay
Dursley Town Council is calling on residents, passionate about their community to stand in the local elections in 2020. The election will take place on the 7th May 2020.
What do councillors do?
Councillors are the champions of their community and give residents a voice on the decisions the council makes. Becoming a councillor will allow you to make a real difference in your community by engaging with... Read More »
Posted: Thu, 13 Feb 2020 14:11 by John Kay
Councillor Peter Hayes led a small group of volunteer litter pickers on Tuesday 4th February. Incredibly they filled 8 bin bags in just two hours.
They cleared litter from Castle Street, The Pulse, Sainsbury's, The Knapp and Rednock Drive. Cllr Hayes will be arranging another volunteer event very soon.
For those of you who want to contribute to cleaning up the town of litter, please contact the Town... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 05 Feb 2020 09:16 by John Kay
Dursley Town Council are extremely disappointed with the news that the Dursley branch of Lloyds Bank is to close in July 2020. This has come as a surprise as there appears to have been no consultation with local organisations, businesses and customers of the branch.
Dursley Town Council have requested that Lloyds Bank reconsider the decision following a proper consultation exercise.
In the event of the... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 04 Feb 2020 11:54 by John Kay
The Nominations for the 2020 awards to be announced at the town's Annual Assembly on the 28th April 2020 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... Read More »
Posted: Mon, 27 Jan 2020 09:43 by John Kay
At our Council meeting on Tuesday 21st January 2020, the Councillors approved our response to the latest consultation of the Local Plan review by Stroud District Council.
The Local Plan identifies the housing, employment, retail and community development that is required to meet local needs up until 2031.
Dursley Town Council have produced a comprehensive response looking at many aspects of the plan... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 24 Jan 2020 13:30 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 very modest rise in our share of the Council Tax for the following year to allow for inflation and staffing costs".
The Councillors have agreed to a rise of £4.05 per year which equates to 8p per week... Read More »
Posted: Wed, 22 Jan 2020 11:38 by John Kay
Dursley Town Council co-opted local resident and former Councillor Mr John Rubin to Council at our recent December meeting.
Cllr Rubin returns to the Town Council after a break of nearly 10 years, replacing former Cllr Suzi Abraham in the Highfields Ward.
Cllr Rubin has an interest in the development and welfare of the town; notably its identity, maintenance and economy.
The Mayor welcomed Cllr Rubin... Read More »
Posted: Fri, 06 Dec 2019 13:15 by John Kay
Dursley Town Council would like to thank all our supporters, volunteers and sponsors who helped make Friday's annual Christmas Light Switch On the biggest and best one yet.
Without the help of our supporters, sponsors, volunteers and entertainers it would be impossible to provide this event which was enjoyed by so many. With thanks to (in alphabetical order):
Air Cadets - 649 (Dursley) SQN ATC
Archway... Read More »
Posted: Tue, 03 Dec 2019 14:17 by John Kay