Dursley Town Council
Gloucestershire Rural community Council www.grcc.org.uk
Stroud Village Halls Network www.stroudhallsnetwork.co.uk
Local History Site
10 December 2013
The bell was rehung today in the bell tower atop the Town Hall. A new stock has been made to replace the original which will be kept in the Heritage Centre. The clapper will not be replaced and the bell no longer rung, to avoid stressing the repairs.
10 December 2013
The internal and external fabric of the Town Hall was refurbished. A stonemason replaced decayed stone elements of the window surround on the east elevation, and some timber subframes were renewed. Damaged tiles and flashing were renewed to prevent rain damage. At all stages we remained sensitive to the historic accuracy of the finished repairs, in keeping with English Heritage requirements. This extended to colour matching of the paint for the Queen Anne effigy and Estcourt coat-of-arms. After the structural repairs, the building was painted inside and out.
24 March 2014
The Lift Fund Appeal was launched formally on 22 March at 10 am by the Mayor of Dursley, Jane Ball. A fund "thermometer" in the shape of a lift was unveiled and helium balloons released. Tea, coffee and lift-shaped cake were then offered to spectators. The event was covered by the local press, supplementing a front-page article that had already appeared in the Gazette on 20 March.
14 May 2014
Waitrose presented a cheque for £210 for the Lift Fund, at a gathering of a number of recipient charities at the Stroud store on 14 May 2014. The Trust was represented by Cath Pierce (fourth from right in the picture below) and Jen Hart (sixth from right). Thanks to Waitrose's Community Champion, Wendy Light (first on the left).