Dursley News - July 2018
 

The very hot summer has allowed progress to continue unabated on numerous developments around town. At the bottom end of Long Street, the grassed area is being developed to make way for the road to be re-routed so it better aligns with the road through the Littlecombe site, at the same time lessening the sharp corner. A little further up Long Street, Reliance House, long time home to the Dursley Gazette, has been demolished to make way for a long term car park. The demolition theme continues with the Kingdom Hall on the Cam/Dursley boundary, part of which is being removed to allow extension of the car park.

 
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Kingshill Inn
The Kingshill Inn is now under new ownership and has undergone a refit and a repaint in bright colours.
(July 7th 2018 - copyright John Wilkes)

 
   

Long Street road construction
At the bottom end of Long Street, work has started on cutting through the grassed area in preparation for re-routing of the road to reduce the sharp corner and positioning to link it up with the new road through the Littlecombe development.
(July 9th 2018 - copyright John Wilkes)

 
   

Long Street excavation
Viewed from alongside the Priory, the route of the new road alignment through the grassed area is clear to see.
(July 7th 2018 - copyright Andrew Barton)

 
   

Reliance House - end of an era
The old Dursley Gazette office block has now met its end, being demolished to make way for a new long term car park.
(July 9th 2018 - copyright John Wilkes)

 
   

Kingdom Hall demolition
Part of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses has been demolished to extend the car park. This section of the building was originally built in 1961. The remaining section, which was last used as a clinic, was built in 1985 and is to be refurbished.
(July 8th 2018 - copyright John Wilkes)

 
   

Kingdom Hall
Another view showing the rear of the Kingdom Hall in the process of demolition.
(July 8th 2018 - copyright John Wilkes)

 
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