Annual Report 2011
Residents are advised that the 2011 Annual Report of Dunstable Town Council is now available. Below is a brief summary of progress made with just a few of the services and projects which have been ongoing and/or completed during the municipal year of 2010/11. To download a full copy of the Annual Report please go to the bottom of this page or contact Dunstable Town Council.
Dunstable Town Council celebrates its 25th anniversary throughout 2010. To support community activity, the Town Council offers grants for local events.
Shop Dunstable, the internet discount voucher scheme is launched in partnership with the Dunstable Town Centre Management Committee, as a way of supporting local business and encouraging people to shop locally.
The inaugural ‘Party in the Park’ event takes place in Grove House Gardens. This free 80s themed event is for the town to celebrate all that is good about Dunstable.
The new play area at Mentmore Recreation Ground is officially opened by the Mayor. The play area is one of three new play areas in Dunstable built through the Playbuilder programme.
More than 200 businesses in Dunstable will benefit from a reduction in their rateable value following Valuation Office announcement. The change follows partnership work by Dunstable Town Council and others.
Work begins on the new Creasey Park Community Football Centre, in partnership with Central Bedfordshire Council, Brewers Hill School and the Football Foundation. The new Centre, managed by Dunstable Town Council, will be home to local football clubs, Dunstable Town FC and AFC Dunstable, but will be for all local people to enjoy.
Grove House Gardens is officially recognised as one of the best green spaces in the UK with the award of a prestigious Green Flag.
Dunstable Town Council adopts its first Corporate Plan. The aim of the document is to give Dunstable’s residents a clear understanding of what the Council is trying to achieve and how it intends to deliver over the next three years.
Dunstable is awarded a Gold Medal in its first year of entering the regional Anglia in Bloom competition. Dunstable is also the winner of the Best New Entry Award and Queensbury School wins the Best Young Person’s Project for 12 -18 year olds.
Grove Corner, Dunstable’s centre for young people is officially opened by the Mayor of Dunstable, following a refurbishment and re-branding.
Central Bedfordshire Council’s Executive endorses the Dunstable Masterplan which will provide a framework to guide the future growth and regeneration of the Town Centre. The Masterplan provides a guiding vision for Dunstable town centre that has been shaped by consultation over the last 2½ years.
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