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Coleford Parish Council

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Last chance for Allotments - Now only 3 left!

We only have 5 plots left to be allocated at the new allotments next to Vobster Quay. If you want to grow your own produce this year then you need to get in touch NOW!

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Allotment Documents

18th February 2024

New Living Willow Dome created at Coleford Playing Field

Coleford Parish Council would like to thank all the people who turned up to help plant and weave the willow structure. We think this will be a fabulous addition to the playing field and we look forward to seeing it develop as it grows.

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13th January 2024

Meet your PCSO

A monthly drop in session will be held @ The Hub, Coleford, Church Street, BA3 5NQ starting on 22nd January, 19th February, 18th March from 10am to 12noon. No appointment required just pop in.

Poster for PCSO drop in session (pdf)

13th January 2024

Coleford @ The Hub Open as a Warm Space

With the cost-of-living crisis, many of us are facing tough decisions. Some of us have moved to working from home following the pandemic and are facing a winter with increased energy bills. Others are facing even harder decisions about whether to heat or eat. We don’t think this is right and we wanted to do something to help.

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4th January 2024

New fencing at the Highbury Playing Field hardcourts

Phase 1 of the hardcourt renovations is now complete with the new fence installed.

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26th October 2023

Post Office opening hours

The Post Office is open @ The Hub, Church Street, Coleford each Monday from 10-00 to 11.45am

13th January 2024

Do you need a bit of help with technology?

Each week, the Mendip Health Connections team host a Digital Café at the Cheese & Grain in Frome on Thursday morning from 10:00-11:30.

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5th October 2023

No Dogs on the Highbury Playing Field

This week a serious incident occurred in the Highbury Playing Field when a loose dog knocked a 6 year old child to the ground and barked at them. The people who were walking the dog witnessed this and told the child to run to the fenced play area, which they did, but the dog continued to bark and intimidate the child. This child was terrified but was incredibly lucky not to be injured.

The Parish Council wants to stress that NO dogs should be on the Highbury playing field. Any dogs accessing the footpath at the top of the field via Orchard Close should be kept on a lead at all time.

17th August 2023

Statement from Coleford Parish Council regarding Social Media

The Parish Council regularly uses social media to engage with residents, businesses and community groups as a means to keep the parish updated on Parish Council business.

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2nd August 2023

Report a fault on a footpath

Have you come across a broken stile or damaged steps whilst walking a footpath around the village?

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Report a problem with a Somerset Footpath, Bridleway or Byway

Coleford Parish Council Facebook Page

There is a new Facebook page for the Parish Council!
A link to the page is included below in the full news section.

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13th May 2023

Charmborough Lane Litter Pick

Coleford Parish Council would like to say a huge thank you to those that took time out of their Saturday to help with the litter pick of Charmborough Lane.

The lane is so busy and narrow in places that we could not of completed it, without the help of the local quarry who closed the road for the duration to allow safe access.

We collected a large volume of rubbish and would love to think that it would now stay litter free - we can live in hope.

Thanks to all those involved.

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Domestic abuse service supports record numbers of young people

Somerset County Council’s domestic abuse service has supported a record number of young people seeking support during 2022/23.

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1st February 2023

Health Connections Mendip

Do you live in Mendip, Somerset? Do you want to find activities, groups or services in the community that could help improve your health and wellbeing? Have a look through the directory

Health Connections Mendip

27th February 2023

Mendip District Council Health and Wellbeing Bulletin FEBRUARY 2023

Please find attached the latest round-up of health and wellbeing news, contacts and information.

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6th February 2023

Somerset: Let’s Connect for Children’s Mental Health Week

During this year’s Children’s Mental Health Week (6-12 February), Somerset County Council is sharing some simple tips to encourage parents and carers to consider how they can help children to build meaningful connections as part of this year’s ‘Let’s Connect’ theme.

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6th February 2023

Latest Ofsted and CQC review shows improvements in Somerset's SEND services

An Ofsted and Care Quality Commission letter has shown improvements in Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND) services in Somerset. Inspectors carried out a re-visit of the SEND Local Area Partnership (Somerset County Council, NHS Somerset and schools) in late 2022, and released their letter, detailing progress to the Partnership on Wednesday 1 February.

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1st February 2023

Why not take your kids to the BMX track?

Calling all Parents!
Why not join your children on a trip to the village BMX Pump Track

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Dog Fouling Incident Report Form

Dog Fouling continues to blight the village and the Parish Council encourages all dog owners to act responsibly and clean up after their four legged friends. In conjunction with Mendip District Council Enforcement an Incident Report Form has been generated. This form can be downloaded below.

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Dog Fouling Incident Report Form (pdf)

What's wrong with bonfires?

Please look at the Environmental Protection UK guide which can be downloaded below.

Garden Bonfires Guide (pdf)

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