Dursley News - February 2012

February 10th 2012 saw the official opening of Dursley's new Vale Community Hospital which was carried out by HRH The Princess Anne, Princess Royal, ast Friday, February 10. The Princess was welcomed by HM Lord-Lieutenant for Gloucestershire Dame Janet Trotter DB before meeting several local dignitaries, including town Mayor, Councillor Jane Ball, and members of staff before going on a tour of the new hospital.

Elsewhere in Dursley, work is continuing on renovation of the toll house in Kingshill Road which is due to be completed and welcome its new tenant in April.

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    Vale Community Hospital official opening
Princess Anne talks to staff during the official opening of the new Vale Community Hospital.
(February 10th 2012 - copyright John Wilkes)
    Substation fire
The electricity substation in Springhill, Cam, suffered an explosion and subsequent fire, leading to some disruption to local supplies.
(February 24th 2012 - copyright John Wilkes)
    Cam Council office
The removal of a hedge next to the new Council office building in Cam, has provided a good view of the almost completed building.
(February 14th 2012 - copyright John Wilkes)
    Toll House works
Viewed from the recreation ground, work continues on the new building being constructed next to the toll house.
(February 18th 2012 - copyright Andrew Barton)
    Toll house renovation
It will be good to see the old toll house building tidied up and brought back to life when the construction work is finished.
(February 18th 2012 - copyright Andrew Barton)
    New building next to the toll house
The Kingshill Road frontage of the new building which is now linked to the toll house is prepared for its final external cladding.
(February 25th 2012 - copyright Andrew Barton)
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