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 https://www.colefordsomerset.info/meeting-minutes 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
Gallant Hill Farm
or you can e mail Andy Conn on firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 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
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, Mendip Enforcement Officer using email Ian.Glover@mendip.gov.uk his telephone number is 01749 341 532 or to the Parish Clerk at email@example.com on 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
Current opening times
Monday 10:00 – 12:00
Wednesday 09:00 – 11:00
New opening times
Monday 12:30 – 15:30