Dursley News - June 2011

The sun made frequent appearances during June and work carried on at the new hospital, although much of the work is now inside the building. The parking and landscaping remains to be done but the external view is looking increasingly complete.

At the principal junction in town of May Lane and Parsonage Street a roundabout is being trialled. The traffic lights have been turned off and the vehicles are moving very freely. Whether it will stay or not is uncertain; one thing which will need to be worked out if it does is a safe crossing point for pedestrians as the controlled crossing are currently out of action.

Another potential (temporary) traffic hold up point is due to the repair work being done to the Golden Wall on Kingshill Road. So far it's not having too much of an effect so hopefully things will carry on that way until repairs are complete.

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    Dursley Training Unit
The Dursley Training Unit on Kingshill Road has been earmarked for closure as part of the country wide financial cuts but is holding out for the moment.
(June 3rd 2011 - copyright Andrew Barton)
    Vale Community Hospital
Most of the new blue coloured external cladding is now in place on the corner of the new Community Hospital which faces Kingshill Lane (Gasworks Pitch).
(June 3rd 2011 - copyright Andrew Barton)
    Hospital colouring
On the other side of the building, just three weeks later, the blue cladding is complete and begins to make an impression.
(June 29th 2011 - copyright John Wilkes)
    May Lane Roundabout
Much talk has been made in the local press of the success of a new trial roundabout at the junction of May Lane and Parsonage Street. It's certainly keeping the traffic flowing but it's unclear at the moment whether it will remain after the trial ends.
(June 16th 2011 - copyright Andrew Barton)
    Henlow House renovation
Henlow House on Silver Street, once home to the local vet Cecil Adams, is currently encased in scaffolding.
(June 16th 2011 - copyright Andrew Barton)
    "Golden Wall" restoration
Not many years since previous repair work, the so called "Golden Wall" on Kingshill Road is currently having a large amount of its stonework replaced.
(June 25th 2011 - copyright Andrew Barton)
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