Dursley News - May 2011

At long last the hoardings and fencing alongside the new houses in May Lane have been taken down and the pavements reopened after resurfacing. It's been a long time since closure so this is a welcome sign of the progress in this area of the town centre. This small development actually has a new name as well, 'Eden Stone', and several of them have been sold. Another good sign is the opening of a new shop in Silver Street, an area which sometimes struggles to get occupation. A fresh coat of brightly coloured paint has helped to smarten the premises considerably as well.

The new hospital continues to show progress and decorative blue cladding is now going up on several of the external walls. It really does look near completion now but no doubt there is much to do inside.

One event in town during May was the annual Dursley C of E Primary School Summer fair which saw large crowds enjoying themselves at the attractions and stalls. A fun day was had by all!

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    External cladding on the new hospital
The blue tile external cladding is making an appearance on the corner of Dursley's Community Hospital.
(May 8th 2011 - copyright Andrew Barton)
    Dursley C of E Primary School Summer Fair
The cake stall at the school's annual summer fair.
(May 21st 2011 - copyright Andrew Barton)
    'Eden Stone' development in May Lane
The new housing development on May Lane has a name at last, 'Eden Stone', and several properties have been sold.
(May 21st 2011 - copyright Andrew Barton)
    New houses behind library finished
Construction of the new houses behind the library is complete and the 'Sold' sign has gone up on some.
(May 21st 2011 - copyright Andrew Barton)
    May Lane pavements re-open
The fencing has been taken down on May Lane and the pavements are open again after resurfacing is completed.
(May 21st 2011 - copyright Andrew Barton)
    New shop opens in Silver Street
A new shop, Little Jem Cakes, has opened in a previously empty premises in Silver Street which has given some vitality to this part of town.
(May 21st 2011 - copyright Andrew Barton)
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