Coleford Community Review

 

The Parish Council has been selected to complete a community review with the support of ‘Smart Communities’ who specialise in such work, to produce and publish a community plan for our village going forward.  This project will be funded by Somerset County Council.

The plan will include an action plan and evidence to seek further grants for village projects. The timetable issued will mean that our plan will be published by the end of March 2023.

The first thing we need to do is set up a steering group, which will oversee the production of the community plan.  We are now seeking volunteers and would like them to reflect all aspects of our village. 

If you would like to get involved in this interesting and exciting opportunity then please contact the Clerk, Vickie Watts on 07971 516916 or email clerkcolefordsomerset@gmail.com

This is such a fantastic opportunity to shape the future of our village so please do get involved.

Halecombe Quarry Community Fund

 

The Halecombe Quarry Community Fund will seek to support projects within the parishes of Leigh-on-Mendip, Coleford, Mells and Whatley local to the quarry that improve the amenity and environment of the residents within the parishes.

Projects that have clear benefits in terms of education, recreation, nature conservation and sustainability will be supported subject to the availability of funds.

For more information and the application form please download from here.  The deadline for applications will be 31st of July 2022.

The completed application should be returned directly to halecombequarryfund@gmail.com

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!

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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 CHcase@mendip.gov.uk or telephone 01749 341 532 or to the Coleford Parish Council Clerk using clerkcolefordsomerset@gmail.com or call 07971 516916.

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Whats wrong with Bonfires?

Please take a look at the attached guide: The Environment Protection UK Garden Bonfires

Coleford Outreach Post Office Opening Times