Dursley News - November 2008

There are plenty of signs of change around town at the moment, even though some developments have been stopped for a while. The houses on the workhouse site at Union Street are being finished and new paths and other infrastructure completed. The fire station brickwork is being constructed and it has definitely now taken on the appearance for which it is intended. There is more visible progress at and around Rednock too. The central building has turned orange as external cladding is applied and the path between the school and the Lister site is being upgraded. Meanwhile, moves are afoot to restart the work on the houses in May Lane which has been stopped for several months.

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    Rednock path widening
The path which runs between Rednock School and the Lister site is currently being widened and resurfaced. This view also shows the large number of infant trees which have been planted on the bank alongside.
(November 22nd 2008 - copyright Andrew Barton)
    New school entrace and reception area
The new school central building which will house the main entrance has now been finished in an overall orange colour.
(November 15th 2008 - copyright Andrew Barton)
    Fire station brickwork
Much of the external brickwork of the new fire station is now in place as can be seen in this view taken from across the other side of Kingshill Road.
(November 22nd 2008 - copyright Andrew Barton)
    May Lane development
The development of new houses on May Lane has now been stalled for several months although work is hoped to restart in the new year.
(November 23rd 2008 - copyright Andrew Barton)
    New Long Street houses
As part of the Crest-Nicholson development fronting Long Street, this block of new flats is not out of keeping with Raglan House which can be seen above it.
(November 16th 2008 - copyright Andrew Barton)
    Union Workhouse site
The old workhouse site is now partly covered with new houses which make up the "Haven" development and this picture shows the new path which will link it to The Slade.
(November 1st 2008 - copyright Andrew Barton)
    George Whitefield plaque on the old Tabernacle
As part of the 200th anniversary celebrations of the Tabernacle, this plaque to travelling preacher and non-conformist minister, George Whitefield, was mounted on the wall of the old Tabernacle which lies on the opposite side of the road to the current one.
(November 22nd 2008 - copyright Andrew Barton)
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