Coleford Parish Council's bid to

Somerset County Councils Climate Emergency Fund

The PARISH COUNCIL would like your comments on some ideas for the playing fields at Highbury and Coleford.  We can make a bid to the Somerset County Council Climate Emergency Fund, to fund projects that help communities to deal with climate change, eg by reducing carbon release, more sustainable living and waste reduction.

The Parish Council’s first ideas are in the minutes of the meeting held on 11th November (Item 14) which can be found on the Parish Council website or on the village notice notice boards. 


Here is a brief outline:-

At Highbury Playing Field – Adult fitness trail, community orchard and wild flower grassland, a refurbished shelter and basket swing near the pump track to provide a wider range of meeting places for youngsters, and allotments, including community composting and a permaculture plot, on land next to Newbury (Dark) Lane. (The PC is currently asking landowners about other possible sites for allotments, so an alternative site may be found for these.)

At Coleford Playing Field – a community orchard and wild flower grassland.

We would like to hear from you if you think these ideas are good, bad or could be improved. 

A key part of living with climate change is community action.  So we would also like to hear from people who would be interested in planting and looking after the orchards and wildflower areas, hedge planting, and allotments / community composting.

Please reply by 4th December.  Sorry that time is tight, but we have a lot to do and a bid deadline to meet.  Comment in writing or by e mail to the Parish Clerk,

Coleford Parish Council

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or you can e mail Andy Conn on

Why not take your kids to the BMX track?

Updated Bus Timetable

Valid from 28 April 2019. 🚌

Calling all Parents!


Why not join your children on a trip to the village BMX Pump Track


Let them show you their skills


Witness their strenghts


Watch their confidence grow as they persevere to acheive


It's good physical fun


See them bond with like-minded children



Your Children will benefit from you being there:


To support


To encourage


To make it a safer place for children to play


And its all for free on your doorstep!

Please see attached the updated timetable for bus 184, which runs through Holcombe, Coleford, Mells and Great Elm. The changes are to the connecting buses to & from Bath from 28 April. 🚌

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.  The form is available at the bottom of this page for downloading.  In order for a complaint to be logged with Mendip District Council Enforcement Office, all of the information must be completed.  You must be prepared to make a written witness statement although your details will not be disclosed.  However, you must be prepared to give evidence in Court if the matter is disputed.   Without the statement no action can be pursued.

This will enable the enforcement team to follow protocol by sending out warning letters to offenders making them aware that if the issue is not addressed and they are reported again then they will run the risk of receiving a Community Protection Notice being issued.  A CPN could result in a Fixed Penalty Notice (£100 fine) or a prosecution for breach.  Breach is a criminal offence, which could receive a fine of between £2500 and £20000 for bodies.


Coleford Parish Council encourages the public NOT to put themselves in danger when dealing with any Dog offences or whilst gaining intelligence in order to complete the form.


The form can be sent direct to Ian Glover & Nick Ryder, Mendip Enforcement Officers using email or telephone 01749 341 532 or to the Coleford Parish Council Clerk using or call 07971 516916.

Post Office Opening Times

The following changes to the Coleford Post Office will take effect from Monday 26 October 2020.


Coleford Post Office®

The Hub Old School

Church Street




Current opening times 

Monday 10:00 – 12:00

Wednesday 09:00 – 11:00


New opening times

Monday 12:30 – 15:30


Coleford Parish Council meets on the second Wednesday of every month in the Meeting Room at The Hub, Church Street, Coleford. The only exception to this is in December when the meeting is held on the first Wednesday of the month. 

Visitors are welcome and are able to speak during the first fifteen minutes of the meeting from 7.00 pm to 7.15 pm

Please click on the following link to see the meeting dates: 


Meeting dates 2020

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