Annual Report 2012
Residents are advised that the 2011/12 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 2011/12.
Dunstable celebrates the wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton and the Town Council supports the celebrations by awarding 10 grants of £100 each to help fund a range of street party festivities.
The Town Council launches its ‘Good Neighbours’ scheme aimed at securing volunteers to assist vulnerable adults within their own communities.
Local elections are held and a new Town Council is formed welcoming 5 new Councillors.
Priory Gardens plays host to the third Classic Car Rally which attracts over 2,000 visitors and a record number of entries.
The Dunstable Summer of Music is launched as Grove House Gardens stages ‘Dunstable Live’. The music event is very well attended with a Motown theme headlined by the Drifters legend, Ray Lewis.
Both Grove House Gardens and Priory Gardens are recognised as some of the best green spaces in the country, retaining prestigious Green Flag Awards.
Working with the local community, the Council secures its second gold medal for the town’s floral displays in the ‘Anglia in Bloom’ competition.
The Town Council launches its summer activities programme for young people. The programme offered a wide variety of activities many of which were sold out.
The 150th anniversary of Dunstable Cemetery is marked, the first burial having been undertaken on 22 October 1861.
The Undercroft and Tea Rooms at Priory House are fully re-opened after extensive refurbishment works.
Creasey Park Community Football Centre is officially opened by the Town Mayor, Chairman of Central Bedfordshire Council and ex-England goal keeper Ray Clements. A huge crowd turned out to celebrate the occasion and watch the home derby between AFC Dunstable and Dunstable Town FC.
The announcement was made that the Olympic Torch Relay would be coming through Dunstable in July 2012.
The new public open space at Frenchs Avenue was officially opened by the Town Mayor who welcomed a large crowd to take part in a tree planting ceremony.
Central Bedfordshire Council decides to delegate the responsibility of managing Dunstable Market to the Town Council.
The Council agrees its budget for 2012/2013 ensuring that important quality of life services continue to be provided and new services such as managing the Dunstable Market, providing the Ashton Square public conveniences and introducing the new Town Ranger service can be achieved.
The Town Council leads on submitting a bid for Dunstable to become a Portas Town Team Pilot.
A copy of the report is available to download at the bottom of this page or hard copies are available from Grove House.
Adobe Acrobat Reader is available FREE of charge. You can download it directly from Adobe’s website by clicking the link to the right. Once on Adobe’s website, follow the instructions on screen to install the latest version of Adobe Acrobat Reader.